It's been such a long time since the last time I have posted any type of post on this site but since it's a new year, time for me to actually keep writing and keep up with the sports world most especially with this site.
With that and putting that aside, an interesting topic really caught my eye the past couple of weeks. As most of us all know about the "dramatic" trade with Carmelo Anthony going to the Knicks and all that uninteresting stuff. Since this is the Warriors' page, let's talk about trades and possibilities that can carry this organization over the so called "hump" to reach the playoffs.
Putting Stephen Curry on the trade block publicly by the two-headed monster owners was possibly the worst/best thing they could do since taking over the organization. The worst part of it is that they don't see the potential that Curry possess as being one of the top Point Guards in the LEAGUE. Yes, the LEAGUE. No one does not need to explain his offensive side of the ball and brag about his shooting because we all know it's probably the prettiest shot in the whole league excluding Ray Allen's perfect jump shot according to Sports Science. Defense can be iffy depending who he's guarding. Let's not get into weak-side baseline screens for Curry since that is his weak point during USA Basketball's run in the World Championships this past summer. Another thing about making this public is it puts fans in a pool of doubts about the owners in why trading Curry.
The good thing about it is that it gives Curry so much motivation to play much better. Lately, he has been putting really good numbers on the court averaging All-Star numbers. Such as averaging 18.3 points per game grabbing 4.0 rebounds and tallying up 7.3 assists. Impressive numbers for a young player especially a second-year player.
Stephen Curry should not be traded. PERIOD. But, a possibility that may open some of your eyes is trading Biedrins and probably another big man with a pick? How about getting trade between the Warriors-Nuggets. No no, I know it's too late trying to get Melo but how about a Biedrins-Nene trade? That would really be interesting. Let's face it, Biedrins has no offense period. You can't rely on his free throws. And most especially his minutes are limited since the only thing he does is draw fouls and grab boards. David Lee really needs a complimentary big man in the paint with him. Having Nene by his side would absolutely give Warriors a big boost.
This deal would include Andris Biedrins, Brandan Wright, cash for Nene and a future draft pick. I mean that's a reasonable trade unless the salaries for any of the players would mess it up. Anyways, having Nene would most definitely push the Warriors over that hump.
Well here's a thought just in case if the Warriors can't push for the trade, how about start Udoh instead of Biedrins. Warriors shouldn't be wasting their #86draft pick while he's on the bench. I mean look at the guy who we ALL thought we were supposed to get; Greg Monroe in Detroit. ever since he was put in the starting lineup, he has had a tremendous impact averaging 10 points and 9 rebounds.
This is where I'm trying to get at. Let's get an offensive guy and trade Biedrins and Wright since both have MANY years left in their career to develop as great role players or even starts in the league. We all know the Warriors can't make the playoffs with the teams in the West since all good TEAMS are in the west. Yes, West are still better than the East. The talent is in the east but only a few teams consist of a TEAM. As of right now, the Warriors stand in the 11th spot in Conference Standings. Come on, they have to pass Phoenix which the past 2 games they played against seems IMPOSSIBLE to beat. After that they have to compete with Memphis which in fact has pieces in the starting lineup but no bench. Utah may falter since the resign of Jerry Sloan and Denver may still contend even though they dealt Melo. They do still have a deep lineup adding Felton, Galinari, Chandler and Mosgov to the lineup.
So let your voice be heard and think about another possibility the Warriors can do since the trade deadline is less than 48 hours.
Don't forget to catch the Warriors tonight as they face the Boston Celtics @ 7:30pm, which is NOW!