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Would a Baron trade back to the Warriors have been a good idea?

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Nice back and forth between Marcus Thompson and Matt Steinmetz (and some Tim Kawakami) on Twitter concerning Baron Davis. Tweets below. Started w/ Steinmetz article: MSteinmetzCSN Was there bold Warriors move out there for Baron Davis? http://tinyurl.com/4ogoyql gswscribe talking w/ BD, it's DEFINITELY a factor RT @timkawakami: But Rowell & aides have bashed Baron last few years & vice-versa. It's a factor ... gswscribe If they don't want Curry long term RT @timkawakami: Agree w/ @MSteinmetzcsn suggestion GSWs should've explored similar Baron deal http:/ ... MSteinmetzCSN @gswscribe Baron can only play 25 mpg., would come off bench, no threat to Curry. In fact, would get him more shots. gswscribe But that leaves Curry with 23 minutes and a blow to his confidence RT @MSteinmetzCSN: Baron can only play 25 mpg., would come off bench ... gswscribe And not even you believe BD is ready to be a humble backup RT @MSteinmetzCSN: Baron can only play 25 mpg., would come off bench ... MSteinmetzCSN @gswscribe Curry 36, Monta 36, Baron 24. Plus, they'd play infrequently together -- the three of them. Curry big boy, he can handle. MSteinmetzCSN @gswscribe I do think Baron would come off bench. But trade more about pick anyway -- Baron gravy gswscribe Bottom line: you bring in another PG who could at least compete with Curry for time, you hinder his status as leader & development MSteinmetzCSN @gswscribe Disagree. I think you help him. Also Curry would benefit hugely from PG who could create & get him shots. MSteinmetzCSN @gswscribe But you still my guy, right? gswscribe The same happened with Monta and you saw the result of that. The position is too important for head games, etc gswscribe Good teams pick a PG and that's their guy. They take advantage of the good and deal with the bad. Once there is a PG controversy - all bad MSteinmetzCSN @gswscribe No PG controversy at all. Baron ain't long-term. He'd help in short term & you'd have two lottery picks this year. gswscribe Curry doesnt need shots. He needs experience RT @MSteinmetzCSN: ... I think you help him. Curry benefit hugely from PG who gets him shots. gswscribe Absolutely RT @MSteinmetzCSN: But you still my guy, right? MSteinmetzCSN @gswscribe One of the best shooters in the league doesn't need shots? He'll still get experience -- & some would even be at 2. gswscribe You really believe there would be no controversy with Baron on the bench? RT @MSteinmetzCSN: No PG controversy. Baron ain't long-term ... gswscribe Exactly. imagine if Smart had a better option than Law! RT @ivanbe: You know what else hinders Curry development? Sitting watching Acie Law MSteinmetzCSN @gswscribe You make is sound like adding talent is bad for Curry. C'mon, he gotta be tougher than that. gswscribe Does Nash need shots? RT @MSteinmetzCSN: One of best shooters in NBA doesn't need shots? He'll still get experience, some at 2 MSteinmetzCSN Oh, boy, you comparing Curry to Nash? We gonna have to end this then gswscribe Cuz no one (D'Antoni) has ever made that comparison RT @MSteinmetzCSN: Oh, boy, you comparing Curry to Nash? We gonna have to end this then MSteinmetzCSN BTW, @gswscribe & me former colleagues & current friends. He knows he's got nothing here. Ha. MSteinmetzCSN Fine, then tell Baron never to show up & you've still got two lottery picks to try to get creative with. #winning MSteinmetzCSN Plus -- & here's bonus. Baron has opt out clause in 2012-13 for $14.5 million. Maybe he'll exercise it again on Warriors. gswscribe Was at a restaurant and my phone died. My bad @MSteinmetzCSN gswscribe Look at the teams that have shared PGs? Toronto. Indiana (b4 Collison). How good are they? ... In GSW's best years, was PG position secure? MSteinmetzCSN "Phone died" simply way of saying @msteinmetzcsn wins. RT @gswscribe: Was at a restaurant and my phone died. My bad @MSteinmetzCSN gswscribe Hahaha. Correct RT @MSteinmetzCSN BTW, @gswscribe & me former colleagues & current friends. He knows he's got nothing here. Ha. gswscribe Correct again RT @MSteinmetzCSN "Phone died" simply way of saying @msteinmetzcsn wins RT @gswscribe: Was at restaurant & phone died. My bad gswscribe For the record, I said the exact same thing when Monta was deemed starting PG. See how he handled competition #WeCantPlayTogether gswscribe Uh, your stance crumbled under scrutiny? lol RT @MSteinmetzCSN first you compared Curry to Nash, now to Calderon? What happend last 10 mins? gswscribe For all the marbles @MSteinmetzCSN - name one starting PG in last 20 years who thrived despite sharing mins w/ a really good back-up? gswscribe When two really good PGs are on the same team, the same thing usually happens: one has to go. (See: Collison/Paul) MSteinmetzCSN @gswscribe Nash early in career. Also, I look at it other way, guy like D.Stoudamire, given free rein early. Never got him back MSteinmetzCSN Pretty sure my guy John Stockton benefited from playing alongside Ricky Green first year. gswscribe Wrong again. Nash avg 10 mins as rook. Nash 2nd year, Kidd started all 82, avg 38 mins. Guess who was gone nxt yr BTW? Nash @MSteinmetzCSN MSteinmetzCSN Plus, John Stockton averaged only 31 minutes per game for his career. #doingmorewithlessPT gswscribe And for the record, @MSteinmetzCSN Stockton's rookie year was 27 years ago gswscribe @MSteinmetzCSN suggests BD cuz he doesn't think Curry is a PG. I see his point if that's basis we're working under. But such is not the case gswscribe Baron & Monta said if the Warriors didn't trade @jrich23 they'd have won a title by now, or at least been in hunt for one. Agree? gswscribe Now you comparing Curry to Stockton? lol RT MSteinmetzCSN: Plus, Stockton averaged only 31 mins for his career #doingmorewithlessPT

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