I realize that such a proposal is a bit untimely given newfound positivity and energy Warrior fans are riding. But I believe we still have an opportunity to improve this team substantially before the beginning of the season. The Wizards acquired Hinrich from the Bulls for little to nothing. The Warriors are in need of a veteran decision maker to back up Curry, who is capable of blending into Smart's defensive style.
Hinrich, 27, is still considered one of the top-tier on ball defenders in the league from the point guard position. The Warriors already have Bell slated at the back up one, but I'm wary of his instincts manning such a crucial position. Kirk gives us passing, defense, and can be effective from the perimeter with Monta in the back court. He has the patience and aptitude of Aaron Miles, and the ball-hawking competitive spirit of Bell. I would propose Brandan Wright, Vladamir Radmonavic, and Charlie Bell, for Kirk Hinrich and Kevin Seraphin.
Brandan and Vlad are in the last years of their contracts, and Bell is more suitable for a role behind Wall and Arenas, who should gobble up most of the minutes at his position. Hinrich belongs in a bigger role. He truly anchors the defense and he is disciplined. Seraphin gives us a prospect in return for Wright, who could end up being a serious force. He is obviously years away from ever seeing the floor, but he gives us lasting quality from such a trade.
I'm a fan of Brandan's game, but I think we have a chance at significantly satisfying a weakness in our roster. Kirk can also play with Curry. At 6-4, he has the size and defensive toughness to guard the two spot. Hinrich is under contract for one more year worth 9 m. This trade would increase the depth of the Wizards' front court(something they need), it allows them to retain their cap flexibility, while replacing Hinrich with Bell, as Kirk deserves a bigger role and more minutes than he would earn on their roster assuming no one is injured.
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