You guys can tear me up if this sounds crazy to you or not. But I really think this would be a win for both teams and I'll try to break it down from the pros and cons of the trade. This is only a suggestion so if it sounds crazy then, well, throw it at me... (hope not) Here goes...
Monta Ellis + 2nd round pick to Sacramento
Samuel Dalembert + 1st round pick.
Pros for Warriors
They get another great rebounder and a decent to above average interior defender and shot blocker, something that the Warriors really lack of. Beidrins is the only one in the roster and Udoh is still an unknown. Having Dalembert with David Lee's great defensive rebounding skills, they will limit opponents 2nd chance points. Samuel is a good shot blocker and a really decent defender in the paint, which helps Lee to not play center.
A 1st round pick which could be early as a lottery pick or as late as in the 12-19's.
They lose a 25ppg all star caliber player. A player who can give a lot of trouble for defense.
Monta scores a lot by shooting a lot. Dalembert doesnt shoot that much. If Monta's shot attempts would be divided to Lee, Curry and Reggie Williams who we know can al score, getting that 25ppg or at least more that half of it that the Warriors lost would be not much of a problem .
Pros for the Kings
They get a all star caliber guard who can take a load on scoring and give Evans and Omri Caspi some help on offense, if not a lot of help. Sacramento only has Francisco Garcia as their legit SG, and Monta coming in gives them another. Basically, Monta will add more firepower to the Kings with his offensive talent. While getting more options in Evans and Caspi and Cousins on the inside.
They lose a solid defender in the interior and a good rebounder.
They lose a 1st round pick.
They have so much depth in the Big Man spot, Dalembert's loss would not be a problem. Cousins is a big man who can hold his own inside. Jason Thompson is still in develpment but showed some promise last season. Hassan Whiteside can block shots, Donte Green and Carl Landry, a scorer and an energy guy respectively.
They still get a 2nd round pick in return. But they have an all star caliber guard who is still young, so 1st round pick would not be much of risk.
I think the trade is a win-win for both teams. The only thing I see that can make this trade not work is because they are on the same division, but i think it wont be that much of a problem when both teams will improve now and in the future.
what do you guys think?