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Yet another trade idea out of all-star weekend boredom

It would take a blind and deaf man to not understand the warriors most glaring need is at the center position. The following trade involves a cheaper, more realistic solution to the problem than the Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol ideas.

Warriors trade:

Monta Ellis

Dorell Wright

Timberwolves trade:

Michael Beasley

Nikola Pekovic

http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=87notdq

Nikola Pekovic's performance as of late is quite intriguing. The 6'11" 290 pound 26 year old is average 12 points and 7 rebounds per game this season, however, thsese statistics have come while playing a more reserved role behind starter Darko Milicic. In the past 10 games, when he has claimed the starting role over Milicic, Pekovic is averaging a double double, posting 17 points and 10 rebounds. His 58% shooting percentage on the year is good for 2nd in the entire league. Not to mention his true shooting percentage is hovering around 62 percent and his PER for the season is currently at 22.4. Although these ten games are a small sample size, with these statistics Pekovic is the quietest star big man in the league. Even if these statistics decline slightly over time, this will be a huge improvement at the 5 spot for the warriors. Pekovic is a large man who competes on defense and isn't afraid to shoot a lay up like the warriors current situation.

In my opinion Dorell is slightly overrated and a swap of Beasley for Wright isn't too much of a difference. By replacing Monta with Klay or Brandon and placing Pekovic at the 5, the warriors immediately get bigger and hence, better defensively and a better rebounding team. While it would be nice to get rid of Biedrins contract in a trade, by keeping him it allows us to have a backup center to spell Pekovic and also allows Udoh to back up Lee in his more natural power forward position rather than backing up at Center and Mcguire to back up the 3 spot too.

Like I said before, I think this is a much more realistic, cheaper solution than throwing the house at Orlando for Dwight when he probably won't even stay in the bay. What are your guys thoughts?

This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!

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