The Warriors have undoubtedly been playing awfully lately, as you all are already well aware, so I thought it would be fun to speculate types of moves the Warriors can make to rebuild. I'm not saying I'd necessarily want to make any of these trades, nor would I mind if any of these trades actually occur, but it's interesting to explore options that seem more realistic. (Meaning we probably won't land a superstar by trade this season)
(Some picks and cash may be involved if any of the teams aren't completely happy with their end.)
An article came out that 'Melo will only sign an extension if he's traded to the Knicks, which this deal proposes.
Why GSW would do it: The Monta/Curry backcourt will not get us championships, as offensively prolific as they can be. This way, we rid ourselves of Monta's contract (I personally prefer Curry by a trillion miles) and at the same time solidify our starting SG spot with the rookie, Landry Fields, who appears to be a great role player and perhaps even a star for years to come. We get the lights out shooter (what we've been missing) in Gallinari which will result in D. Wright becoming our sixth man, improving our embarrassingly shallow SF depth. And we get the expiring contract that is Eddy Curry, making the salaries work without sacrificing cap room to possibly make a free agent splash this offseason. We lose Vlad Rad (I don't care about that, do you?) and Reggie Williams, but I'd prefer the future Fields and Gallinari offer.
Why DEN would do it: They need to move Carmelo Anthony, or else they'll lose him for nothing, unless they can bring in another superstar (they don't possess pieces to do so, though). This way they receive Monta Elllis, who will replace 'Melo's scoring and become they're main offensive option, they get an expiring contract in Radmanovic and Reggie Williams who can provide a spark off the bench, as we've seen over the past year or so. Whether or not they prefer Monta/Reggie over Gallinari and someone else (possible Fields, as ESPN reported), is anyone's guess, but it's an interesting option.
Why NYK would do it: I actually think, at least for the coming days, New York would hold up the trade. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." They're riding their longest winning streak in a couple centuries (I kid) and everything seems to be clicking. However, they've salivated over Carmelo ever since his name began surfacing in trade rumors and they'd probably pull the trigger if all they lose is Landry Fields, Danilo Gallinari, and the expiring contract otherwise known as Eddy Curry.
The Trade Machine calculates the only effect this will have on any of the three teams is two fewer losses for Denver, so even it doesn't consider this deal unrealistic in any way, shape, or form.
I was going to propose more ideas, but the thought of breaking down the team-by-team benefits after this already-lengthy fan post is not attracting me. Post your thoughts and/or any (hopefully semi-realistic) trade ideas you can come up with.