Trade Idea with Wiz


In this proposal the Wiz get a "semi" superstar (Monta Ellis) to pair in the backcourt with John Wall, a very capable rotation player who is familiar with Eastern Conference basketball in Dorell Wright, and a "still young" Center who would simply be a bonus chip if he works out in Andris Biedrins (sometimes a change in scenery does a player who has lost his way some good).

They give up a player that seems to want out of Washington in Javale McGee and an aging overpaid bad contract in Rashard Lewis who is having knee issues.

I think this would be a win win for both teams.

The Warriors get a 24 year old (still growing as an NBA big man) legitimate 7 footer who blocks shots, finishes at the rim, and rebounds but saddle themselves with a bad contract that comes off the books (Lewis) after 2 more seasons. I would do this trade if I were both teams.

The Warriors could gamble on McGee signing an extension (I agree with J. West that noone, especially a player with no big endorsements like McGee are going to walk from a team and take 30 million less from another) and in one year from the date of the trade could move R. Lewis to a team that just wants to take on an expiring contract or hold him and let him expire here. We plug Klay in at the 2 immediately (he is going to be our future at this spot anyway) and I think a rim protector and finisher like McGee would make David Lee even that much more proficient.

Worst case scenario for us....McGee walks, we would be awful next season (getting a higher pick) and in less than 2 seasons we scrap $24 million off the books to build thru free agency.

Best case scenario for us....McGee signs long term extension and continues in his growth as the most athletic 7 foot rim protector and dunker in recent NBA memory. We are able to add to the team by moving R. Lewis in a year to a team that is ready to let go of some valuable assets for a huge expiring contract and start over or hold Lewis and free up that money for ourselves.

The Wizards would be able to improve their team overnight adding 3 pieces that would all be rotation players and open up some more room and playing time for rookie Jan Vessely.

I really feel like this is something that could be done.

Lets face it. Javale McGee is probably as good as we could expect for as far as a big coming our way. He is stuck in NBA hell in Washington and would most likely welcome a return to the West Coast (Played college at Nevada). We aren't getting Dwight Howard, so lets get real and get focused on what is actually possible.

I could live with:






With a bench of


Lil Nate

R. Lewis (for now)




C. Wright

What do you guys think?

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