Trade Idea..sort of

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Trade Idea..sort of

Doesnt it make sense to swap Monroe for Harrison Barnes?

I think Monroe is the slightly better player (at the moment)...but hes also in the last year of his deal. Barnes has a nice contract and the Pistons need a SF (unless they think Josh Smith can play SF)...Also Golden State could use an athletic big inside...

GSW -
PG - Curry
SG - Thompson
SF - Iggy
PF - Monroe/Lee
C - Bogut/Monroe/Lee

DET -
PG - Jennings
SG - Stuckey
SF - Barned
PF - Smith
C - Drummond


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maybe if Lee gets injured

maybe if Lee gets injured that trade will work. Golden state has a nice Squad regardless. and Barnes should be a early canidate for 6th man of the year. and to me detroits squad seems alot more physical and athletic with there current frontline. and with Jennings I think smith will be able to see more open shots whether he cash's in will be seen but he is a professional. but either way detroits front court is athletic,physical and skilled as they come Yea shooting is questionable but they are a way better team then last year and more than likely a playoff team. Almost like the grizzles before they trraded rudy gay

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Makes a lot of since to me. A

Makes a lot of since to me. A lot of Detroit fans seem to think that Monroe is worth a lot more, but this deal would significantly help them, probably more so than Golden State. It's probably more likely that Monroe and Lee would be the starters in my opinion. As for Detroit's starting five, it looks so much better without Josh Smith at small forward. Some other guys they could trade for could be Nicolas Batum, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, more unlikely Jeff Green and Kawhi Leonard. I still have to think that their front office has to have thought about trading Monroe when signing Smith.

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1. I don't see why the

1. I don't see why the Warriors would get rid of Barnes, even if he has to play 6th man this year, it won't be long before he surpasses Iggy at the 3 spot. Not only that, but I love the way this team is setup, they have Barnes and Iggy to be able to play several spots on the floor (Iggy mostly) so really they can play 6 guys at starter minutes.

2. Lee averaged 18.5, 11.2, and 3.5 assists. Monroe averaged 16, 9.6, and 3.5 assists. Monroe has shown that he's pretty much peaked, maybe he could get up a few more PPG with some improvements on the offensive end but I think Lee is the better one of the 2 at this point. I guess you could want Monroe simply because of age, but right now (for their own championship aspirations) Lee is the better player. Not only that, but you try to play Lee off the bench?..

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It seems as if Monroe and

It seems as if Monroe and Barnes have equal value now and in the future but the Warriors don't necessarily need to do this trade.

If the Warriors did this trade, they would take a step backwards but the fact that Lee is 30 and Monroe is 23, this would significantly extend their future success.

All in all, it's not a bad trade but the Warriors don't necessarily need it.

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This trade makes sense both

This trade makes sense both are equal value, since Harrison barnes will have 3 years more of a rookie contract and monroe will be paid at least 12 million a year next offseason that kind of equals it out. Harrison barnes and drummond are good number 3 and 4 options for a team. Then the Warriors get a legit low post big man to balance out their shooting and who can play with david lee and andrew bogut.

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I'm sorry but I don't see why

I'm sorry but I don't see why people think this trade is equal. I think the Pistons do need a small forward but you don't trade a proven talent like Monroe just for a player with potential, not without throwing in a pick or 2. Not to mention quality bigs are a rare commodity, that's why you're so intrigued with this trade idea. Monroe last season: 16ppg, 9.6rpg, 3.5apg. Barnes last season: 9.2ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.2apg. Sorry... but that's not even.

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I agree but the Pistons could

I agree but the Pistons could lose Monroe for nothing in free agency, or they will have to pay him 12 mill+ ...

Barnes is still on a rookie contract and really didnt see starter minutes last year.

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He'll be a restricted free

He'll be a restricted free agent next year and with Stuckey and Villanueva's contract coming off the books they'll be poised to make him a nice offer. He may not have seen starters minutes but he just isn't established enough to make that kind of move.

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I agree with the Detroit Fan

I agree with the Detroit Fan on this one. It is literally no way in hell that Detroit would trade Monroe for Barnes straight up. The W's would pull the trigger on this immediately, no matter their professed love for Barnes. Barnes is a young stud but not the caliber prospect Monroe is.

Monroe will start an All Star game in the next 3 years and Barnes might not start on his team in the next three years. I really like how assertive Barnes became and would have him a tier above Harkless but one below Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Because he is better defensively I would have Barnes above Parsons but I don't think Harrison Barnes is better now or will be over the next 4 years than Nicolas Batum.

This isn't to get down on Barnes especially when his stock is sky high right now. He would have went number 1 in this last draft class by just as wide a margin than the Brow was.

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This isn't a bad idea, but if

This isn't a bad idea, but if I am Golden State I would be trying to trade David Lee not Barnes. I know Lee puts up numbers, but he is the type of player that puts up numbers without winning you games. GSW looked pretty good without him on the floor in the playoffs when he was hurt. IMO going into next season the most exciting part of the warriors is their ability to play small ball with Iggy and Barnes at the 3 and 4. Why loose that ability when they won't be able to afford to extend Monroe when his contract is up without ditching Lee.

The only way this trade works is if they find a way to get Villanueva's expiring contract and a pick or two along with Monroe for Lee and Barnes. Otherwise the Warriors won't be able to afford to keep Monroe. This is obviously a bad trade for the Warriors if you have to give Lee and Barnes to get Monroe.

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Coming off a torn hip flexor,

Coming off a torn hip flexor, David Lee has one of the top-5-worse-contracts in the entire NBA. They couldn't give David Lee away let alone get something back. He is a good offensive player but is also in the top 5 worse defensive power forwards as proven by every defensive metric known to man.

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this might be the only trade

to ever get a positive review on this site. I am shocked. I don't think either of these teams are looking to make a deal, but if they did, Monroe would play center. his is best at taking big dudes off the dribble and he's worst at taking jump shots

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Works for the Pistons, but

Works for the Pistons, but the I don't think the Warriors would be in a rush to do this. David Lee is too good to come off the bench.

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