From Preetom Bhattacharya for HoopsWorld.com:
A source close to the Golden State Warriors has indicated that the team is interested in making a sign-and-trade deal for Bobcats PF Melvin Ely...
Because of the Bobcats' surplus of power forwards, including Othella Harrington, Emeka Okafor, Sean May and the aforementioned Hermann, the Warriors may be able to swoop in and get a hold of Ely, who has the abilities that the Warriors currently lack...
But the most important reason Warriors' fans should be hoping this deal gets done? A trade with the Bobcats also will give the Warriors an opportunity to rid themselves of one of their big contracts...
As Bhattacharya notes the Bobcats are still under the league minimum for overall team salary, so this seems fairly plausible. If the Warriors do make a sign and trade for Melvin Ely look for it to happen by tomorrow. As always we'll keep you updated. Training camp starts in just a few weeks, but it's great to see the Warriors still trying to be active even if they're minor, low-risk/high-reward moves. Last summer and last season the Warriors were quieter than a Charlotte Hornets game when it came to upgrading their roster with trades and free agent acquisitions.
What kind of realistic sign and trades can you put together for Melvin Ely? If your prediction actually goes down we'll give you a shout out.
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