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Credit to Don Nelson

Yes, this is a real post. I am going to give some credit to Don Nelson. Even with all the questionable decisions he has made, he does deserve some credit.

If you guys want to remember back to the week following the NBA draft and all the trade rumors swirling around Amari and Steph Curry, there was one man that was sure to not let Steph leave. That man was Don Nelson.  At the time many people on this forum were willing to give up Steph Curry for Amari Stoudamire because Steph Curry was quote "a scorer and nothing else".  Well if it was up to most of us, (including me) the Suns would not be worrying about what they were gonna do when Steve Nash would finally come back to reality and become a less affective player because of his age.  Instead they would be excited to have a young point guard with maybe even more of an upside than Nash.  Imagine if Steph was playing for the Suns, and learning from one of the great point guards in a long time.  They would not lose a step when Nash retired and they would be set for another 10-15 years at the point guard position, which is almost as tough as a position to fill as center.

If we were to look look at the other side of this trade (Amari On Golden State) we might not be as pleased as we thought we were going to be.  Yes Amari is a spectacular player in the pinnacle of his career.  But with all the young talent such as Anthony Randolph and Brandon Wright we are almost better off with the core we have now.  If either of those players can develop into the player they have shown glimpses they can be then we will be set with a big man and finally a post scorer and defensive stopper for many years to come.

Another point to add is if we had Amari, come the trade deadline that recently passed there may have been a greater chance that AR4 or Brandon Wright got shipped off to somewhere in a package that would have included Corey Maggette in order to free up some salary cap space.  When it comes down to it, thanks to Don Nelson and im sure a few other Warrior executives Stephen Curry is still a warrior and we still have AR4, (even thought the Don refuses to give him proper minutes to develop) and we still have Brandon Wright.  Even though our team is completely depleted, at least we can talk about all our young talent, and if they do happen to develop we may be the next OKC Thunder in the years to come.

SO umm, i guess, Thanks Don Nelson?

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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