It's apparent Al is not going to play for us anymore, whether he is traded or not. To be honest, we have played are best basketball of the season without him. We whooped the Clips, edged out the Blazers(I love puns), and almost beat the Pistons. Those have been 3 of the more impressive games this season. Al's absence has allowed Corey to be a stellar PF, even going up against Camby, Aldridge, and Rasheed. So where does Al fit in?
Nowhere, which is perfect. Many of you want to trade Al for an impact big man or point guard. CJ has been playing phenominal, and missing Al has lead to the growth of BWright and Morrow, also the above mentioned emergece of Corey as Don Nelson's favorite PF ont the team. If I'm the Warriors front office, I'm either looking to trade Al for a veteran off the bench who can occassionally start down low, or a bunch of scrap we can let go, send to the d league, or have ride the pine. (1 year contracts only!)
As of now, nothings needs to be done and nothing can be done. The 3 games I mentioned were the best games becasue it showed the team is actually becoming a cohesive unit that is learning not only to play welll together, but also play well under Nellie ball. Bringing in someone could screw everything up, especially if we get a big named vet who Nellie will inevitably force into the lineup screwing up the chemistry.
We should tell Al that we're not doing anything until Monta comes back so we can see how the team looks, and if we need something, we'll trade you, otherwise you have the option to leave after this year, and you can do so. Until then you can sit out with a sore back, or try to help your teammates that you like so much make the playoffs.
UPDATE: We get Crawford from the Knicks. Kinda wish we would've waited. There have been some disappointing starts to the season, we could've got something else for him.