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Waiving Claxton Might Be a Good Sign



My reaction to the new of Claxton was probably similar to how most people reacted.  I was confused, and I was angry at the Warriors for making another move that didn't make any sense.

Then I thought to myself, "Why would the Warriors do this?"  And the only answer that I could think of is that the Dubs knew that a trade before the trade deadline is not going to happen.  I don't know if I can really trust that the team knew that for sure.  What if a team put an offer on the table in a few days that hadn't been offered before?  Well, I don't know how NBA GMs work, but I'm guessing that it wasn't likely that there were going to be any new offers.  Can anyone even think of a possible trade that would make sense for the Dubs to make that is realistic?  We're not going to get Bosh or Boozer, unless we give up Randolph or Curry, or maybe both.  Almost every trade proposal on this site has been shot down for either being unrealistic or not a good trade.  I doubt a trade was going to be possible, and even though the Warriors FO has not have a good track record, I actually trust that they know what they are doing with this move (I know.  I can't believe I'm saying it either, but I really think its true.)

Now, maybe I'm reading too far into this, but I'm glad the Warriors aren't making any trades and I think its a good sign for the future.  It seems like its a sign the the Dubs aren't going to try to overhaul the team every few years (like they've done in the past) in order to try to make the team good.  It seems like the Warriors are trying to build the team from the ground up, which I feel good about.  Ellis, and Curry are solid, although I'm not sure how far they could take a team playing together.  We still have young potential at power forward, and some other solid players.  Add a top draft pick (we very well might finish with the second worst record in the league) and things aren't looking too bad.  Curry is going to be good, Ellis is already really good and still seems to be getting better.  As long as the team can get healthy, I like what we have. 

Obviously, the Thunder (who just beat us tonight, so they are fresh in my mind) are the epitome of a team that was built well through the draft.  The Warriors haven't had nearly as many high draft picks as the Thunder so it may take us a while to build a team thats as good as the Thunder, but I think trying to build a team that way is a better idea then trying to make drastic changes through trades.  I know we can't count on this, but if we got Wall, and could trade either Curry or Ellis for a good player, our team would be immediately legitimate.  If we don't get Wall, it still seems to me that we are building a solid young team.

I know everyone is angry at the team for bad management and everyone want to win now, but I think the best thing we can do is be patient.  If you are pissed off at the team losing go ahead and boycott the team and do whatever you want to make yourself feel better, but there is no quick solution to our team's situation.  Patiently developing young players is the best chance we have at having a good team.

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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