Before the draft the word from the Warriors front office was that we had four players we were not willing to trade, they were labeled "untouchables". The foursome were Monta, Morrow, Randolph, and Biedrins. I agree that these four are "untouchable" and they are a great young core to build around. After listening to Larry Riley tell the media, on mutliple occasions, that we are looking to add a veteran player who can play the 3 or the 4, who can defend and rebound well, this trade came to mind.
Why we do it
Basically we get the exact type of player that Larry Riley was talking about, and we keep our "untouchaebles". His contract only has 3 years left, and AK47 is a great player. His offensive numbers, mostly his scoring, would increase by moving to the Warriors. Not only would he greatly improve our defense/rebounding, but he also moves the ball around really well. We'd basically be getting the opposite of Corey Maggette. One of the things that had been tripping me up about the Amare Stoudemire trade was the fact we were trading two of our big men and only getting one in return. This would make our frontcourt depth really weak, especially if Amar'e or AR were to get injured. With this trade we're giving up one big man and getting a solid vet who can play the 3 or the 4 extremely well.
I think Utah would do this trade because they don't really use Kirilenko to his full potential anymore, and they know it. Plus the current free agent situations of Boozer/Okur/Milsap could get messy for them, BWright is a great young PF with a lot of room to grow. Not to mention that one of his best games, if not his best game, last year came against Utah. Belinelli basically just sweetens the deal and gives them a talented guard who can backup either position and shoot the ball well, I think Sloan would really like to work with both of their games.
So what do you think?