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Monta Trade that Makes Sense


If you beleve the rumors, Monta wants out of Golden State and the Warriors are letting his agent look for potential trade partners. We all know that when a player demands a trade it is hard to get equal value in return, but here is a trade that I think might work:

GS Trades: Monta Ellis, Corey Maggette, 2nd Round Draft Pick

Mem: Trades: Rudy Gay, Zach Randolph, DeMarre Carroll

New GS Lineup:

PG: S. Curry

SG: A. Morrow

SF: R. Gay

PF: A. Randolph

C: A. Biedrins

 

New MEM Lineup:

PG: M. Ellis

SG: O. Mayo

SF: C. Maggette

PF: D. Arthur

C: M. Gasol

 

Reasons this Might Work:

- Grizzlies didn't sign Gay to an extension and apparently Rudy was pretty upset about it (Bill simmons talks about it here in his NBA preview http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmonsnflpicks/part1/091023&sportCat=nba). His contract expires at the end of this year so they will probably entertain offers from playoff contenders as the deadline draws close, but if they could get a young player with potential like Monta in return for Gay I think they'd take it.

- Considering the combined 5-14 record of the two teams, a trade like this would be an attendance booster.

- We'd be taking Z. Randolphs terrible contract off their hands and giving them maggettes in return, but Maggette seems like a better fit in that system.

- Grizzlies mgmt. have done dumber things before.

 

Biggest Concern:

Gay is a free agent at the end of this year, and considering the perception of the warriors organization around the league, it might be a long shot to expect Gay to resign here in the offseason. We'd have to offer him a max deal and hope he signs. However, with the potential for a lineup of Curry, Morrow, Gay, A. Randolph, and Biedrins, I I'm willing to take that risk.

If Memphis wants more we could include a future 1st round pick or maybe even B. Wright. We could also take Sam Young instead of DeMarre Carroll.

 

What do ya'll think?

This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!

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