RUMOR: Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves talking Anthony Randolph and #4 pick in 2010 NBA Draft

UPDATE (6/4 7:53am): Here's the view from Minnesota on this rumor from Canis Hoopus.

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Over at ESPN.com Chris Broussard writes Sources: Randolph part of trade talks:

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors have had discussions about a trade that would send forward Anthony Randolph to the Timberwolves, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the talks.

No trade is imminent, but the Timberwolves have strong interest in acquiring the 20-year-old Randolph. The Warriors, who own the sixth pick in this year's NBA draft, would like to move up to get a higher selection. Minnesota has the fourth pick.

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I can appreciate that the Warriors are not fixated on Anthony Randolph. Don't get me wrong I can appreciate Randolph's per 36 numbers and all that jazz, but the fact remains that he simply hasn't played much winning basketball. He has never played on a winning team in the pro's (not entirely his fault of course) or college or even high school. Randolph has an immense amount of physical talent and god given ability, but more often than not he plays basketball like a chicken with his head cut off. You know it's bad when a low hoops IQ player like Monta Ellis is yelling at you because you're not executing properly.

Don't get me wrong, I'd like to see Randolph blossom on the Warriors, but I just don't see it happening. Actually I just don't see it happening in the NBA... ever. I hope I'm wrong, very wrong, but right now Randolph looks like Stromile Swift Part II or Tyrus Thomas Part II- one of those superbly gifted athletes who just can't play pro hoops all that well.

After getting screwed in the 2010 NBA Draft Lottery it would be neat to see the Dubs move up to the TWolves #4 slot. That's a shot at Derrick Favors, DeMarucs Cousins, Wesley Johnson, or maybe even Evan Turner.

Could be interesting, you interested?

 

Straight outta Minny-- Canis Hoopus

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