"Move Sitch! Get Out the Way!"
Vlad Rad would've been perfect for the Warriors back when he was a Super Sonic or a Clipper. However, after his snow boarding injury, getting beat on by Paul Pierce in the Finals and being declared an "air head" by Phil Jackson, Radmans numbers and body have steadily declined.
The trade I feel was neccessary and I don't regret losing out on a huge contract and a huge douche bag in Stephen Jackson. It was actually looking good in Vlad Rads first couple weeks as a Warrior, he was playing quite well and hitting some clutch 3's. A few weeks later he dissapeared on the offensive end and then ended up in a suit. He became an older, over priced and injured version of Rob Kurz.
Vladimir Radmanovic has a player option this year of $6,883,800 which he's going to take. With this he'll also be taking $6,883,800 of Warrior cap space and a crucial roster spot from any outstanding summer leage players (play for cheap) or our second round draft pick (play for cheap) or one of our D-leaguers (Tolliver, Hunter) or any other useful free agents we could sign ( C.J. Watson, Raja Bell, even Devean George). We could keep him as trade filler of course but if we do someone has got to go. Who's it going to be?
The Hot Tub Time Machines
"You don't think it's a little weird, a bunch of guys just piling up in a big bathtub together!?"
Raja Bell played in only one game against the Celtics despite having injured wrists where he hit threes played solid defense and inspired our team. He's a perfect compliment at SG to Stephen Curry and great presence to have in the locker room when we have such a young team.
Devean George keep those Lion roars coming! He doesn't mind warming the bench, playing for cheap or playing through injury. He can hit threes, plays tough defense, is a great locker room presence and will be better after an off season of recoup and strengthening. He's got too much heart and desire to play here to let him go. Another good insurance policy as well.
The Golden State D-Leaguers
"An honest mistake"
C.J. Watson is like our Monta Ellis 2.0. Though his three point shooting suffered this year he looks very similar to Monta Ellis the way he drives to the basket and draws fouls. I'm very curious to see what he'll bring to the table next year and what other teams will offer him or if we"ll make the first move and make him an offer he can't refuse.
Anthony Tolliver A.K.A. Al Harrington 2.0 minus the douchiness and the huge contract. is stronger than Randolph and Wright and gives our team a much needed dimension at power forward. I love that he can shoot the three and really look forward to him improving at that.
Chris Hunter is our perfect practice player,bench warmer and insurance policy. Having him as our 15th player and fourth center is exactly what we need as our big guys are great at getting hurt or being over powered.
My choice would be to negotiate a buy out with Vlad Rad as he can still sign with another team for the veterans minimum so that instead of $6,883,800 we'd only be on the books for $5,578,345 and we can use the extra $1,305,455 to resign George or Bell.
My 10/11 Warriors would look like this.
So what's your thinking on this Radmano-Sitch Vs. Hot TubTime Machines Vs. GS D-Leaguers offseason puzzle?
Dealing with the Sitch.
Buy him out at a discount. Pray he falls for it. (43 votes)
Buy him out at full price. We dont want to look cheap! (3 votes)
Keep him and drop a Free Agent or D-Leaguer (3 votes)
Put him in the starting line up and sign him for a new contract (5 votes)
Keep him as trade filler. Michael Redd should be availble soon! (39 votes)
Who cares? We're int the middle of Playoffs! (9 votes)
102 total votes