Marcus Thompson of the Contra Costa Times offered some dispiriting news for Warrior fans: "[Devin] Brown [picked up in the Derek Fisher salary dump] might actually be the off-season acquisition" for Chris Mullin and company. Yes, that's more depressing than seeing the Warrior interior getting abused by the Lakers' "ferocious" big men Kwame Brown and Chris Mihm.
The fun part of MT's recent column was his offering of other trade possibilities for the Warriors now that Allen Iverson, KG, Jermaine, and Paul Pierce (i.e. impact players that could put the Warriors back on the NBA map) are off the market. Here's a great trade that MT offered that would help the Warriors pick up a slasher, solid rebounder, and nice free throw shooter, while actually hurting a division foe:
Drawback: The real guy they would want is Mike Dunleavy, but he is a base-year player and hard to trade.
Would you really miss this "great" defense?
Someone actually wants Dunleavy? The Warriors should find a way to trade Mike Dunleavy to the LA Clippers for Corey Maggette at all costs. Why? We'll give you 44 reasons why (and make you laugh!): Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV.
Aside from the jokes take a look at this comparison between Maggette and Dunleavy's best seasons as a pro:
Corey Maggette (2004-2005): 22.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.1 steals, 43.1% field goal, 85.7% free throw, 30.4% 3pt
- Mike Dunleavy (2004-2005): 13.4 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.0 steals, 45.1% field goal, 77.9% free throw, 38.8% 3pt
Depressing sidenote: Corey Maggette has 3 years (with a player opt-out after next season) at 23.2 million left on his contract (7.7 million a year), while Mike Dunleavy's 5 years at 44 million dollar contract starts next year (8.8 million a year).
Interesting sidenote: There's very little similar about their games, both Corey Maggette and Mike Dunleavy played for Duke.
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