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Rumor: Multi-Team Deal- Dunleavy to Clips, Maggette/ Smith to Hawks, and Harrington to Warriors

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From Janny Hu (also check out Janny's recent Q&A with us) of SFGate.com:

Meanwhile, Golden State appears to have received yet another lifeline in its pursuit of Al Harrington. The Hawks' forward is still on the market, despite switching agents from Andy Miller to Arn Tellem, after a sign-and-trade deal between Atlanta and Indiana reportedly was nixed by Pacers ownership.

According to two league sources, the Warriors have revived discussions with three teams on a multiple-player swap, with the principal parts involving Mike Dunleavy Jr. going to the Clippers, Corey Maggette to Denver and Joe Smith to Atlanta, with the Warriors getting Harrington.

Though it would be a thorny transaction to meet salary-cap requirements, Tellem represents both Harrington and Dunleavy. A similar multi-team deal was discussed in Las Vegas during the summer league, according to one of the sources.

Another potential snag, however, appears to be the status of Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy Sr., a main proponent of the team's interest in Dunleavy Jr.. The coach is entering the final year of his contract and would like an extension after guiding his team to the Western Conference semifinals.

This deal is definitely intriguing for the Warriors. It pushes the Warriors up to acceptable level at the small forward spot and weakens a Pacific division rival. I wish the Warriors could end up with Maggette or bring Joe Smith back home (just kidding!), but this is still a good trade for the Dubs.

For the other teams this trade is pretty puzzling. Why do the Nuggets want Corey Maggette? He's a good, solid player, but he doesn't solve their weakness which is outside shooting. Maggette's a slasher who might have a hard time playing with Melo, Camby, Nene, and KMart. Also, I have no idea why the Hawks are still in the Harrington trade talks. They don't need Joe Smith. The Hawks should just be content with letting Harrington walk. Hotlanta looks clueless. And lastly, the Clippers have to be insane to trade for the unproductive Dunleavy at his contract. Could it be like the TV show Family Ties?

Thanks to loyal GSoM reader CoachBarry for spotting this one in his Warriors ready to dump Dunleavy? diary.

Warriors Nation, do you want this rumored trade to go down?

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