Came across two different trade proposals at Indy Cornrows that might be of interest to some of us:
1. T.J. Ford and Jeff Foster for Corey Maggette and Ronny Turiaf.
Not only do the salaries match, but inclusion of Maggs in a trade proposal indicates he might have more trade value than his critics here would ever believe. (As much as our homerism for our own players is self-evident, so too is our disdain. This phenomenon also showed up on Brightside of the Sun re Amare.) Apparently Indy has been interested in acquiring Maggette since 2005, while citing Turiaf’s defense as a boon for the Pacers’ frontline.
Here’s the rationale they proposed as to why GS would be interested:
Why would the Warriors do the deal? Something tells me … Nelson isn't convinced that Monta Ellis is a point guard. A back court of Ellis and Ford would be one of the fastest, most entertaining tandems to watch night in and night out. Foster gets after the ball a little better than Turiaf. Though Golden State was 11th in the league in rebounding, they were dead last in rebound differential - giving up 5 more rebounds per game to their opponents.
Although this was put up after the draft, it’s not clear the poster knew how much Nelson hyped Curry as a our future PG. One of the responses cited Curry though while addressing why GSW might like the deal:
… I wouldn’t put it past GS to have buyer’s remorse on Maggette, and he’d immediately solve the depth issue the Pacers have at the wing positions. Foster would be a key rotation player behind Andris Biedrins, and would provide the Warriors with the veteran post presence they need to make a little bit of playoff headway. But I’m not sure how Ford fits in. With him, Ellis, Steph Curry and Steven Jackson all needing the ball to be effective, I don’t know that there’d be enough shots to go around. I think the Warriors need a distributing PG in a bad way, and Ford isn’t that guy. But if they’d be willing to do it, it would address two Pacers needs at the risk of taking on Maggette’s bad contract.
2. And, by the way there is some sentiment for an Amare to Indy trade from the Indy fans if not Larry Bird yet. Would an offer of TJ Ford + Murphy + Foster >> Andris + Marco + BWright? Amare is the answer
Their board had many of the similar concerns ours did (health, contract, etc.) but in far less copious fashion.
1. Would you make this trade: T.J. Ford and Jeff Foster for Corey Maggette and Ronny Turiaf?
2. Which trade should Kerr make: TJ Ford + Murphy + Foster (or) Andris + Marco + BWright?