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Rumor: Sarunas Jasikevicius for Bob Sura

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It looks like the Warriors are are working on a little contract dump a la Derek Fisher to the Utah Jazz last summer. According to Frank Hughes of The News Tribune:

They [Houston Rockets] also are attempting to send the expiring contract of retired guard Bob Sura to the Golden State Warriors for little-used guard Sarunas Jasikevicius, a move that would save the Warriors almost $3 million.

Bobby Sura probably won't even play for the Warriors if this trade goes down, but this would actually be his second go around with the Dubs. If you remember, Sura was a key energy guy off Muss's bench when he was healthy.

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Sura sure was tough.

In his best season with the Warriors in 2000-2001 Sura was good for 11.1 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 4.6 apg, a steal, and some tough D. Unfortunately he probably doesn't have anything left in the tank, but he'd be a fun addition to the Warriors' bench in the unlikely event he became healthy again. For a trip down memory lane check out Bob Sura 2002-2003 [Warriors.com].

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Sura sure was athletic.

Do you think the Warriors can get more for Sarunas Jasikevicius than an expiring contract or should they be satisfied with a trade like this one?

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If the Warriors move Sarunas, I'll sure miss my spellchecker going nuts every time I type "Jasikevicius".


Thanks to GSoM friend Preetom Bhattacharya of Basketball News Services for passing along this rumor earlier this morning. For more discussion on this rumor head on over to Pree' diary Jasikevicius to Houston?.

Also see Rumor: Sarunas Jasikevicius to Opt Out and Return to Europe

99% of rumors never happen, but 99% of them are fun to talk about!


UPDATE (6/3/07): Here's more on this rumor from Jonathan Feigen of Chron.com:

As far as Bob Sura for Sarunas Jasikevicius, that's a deal they [Houston Rockets] could have had last season, and probably still can. But they have much, much bigger hopes for the Sura contract than that. I don't think the Rockets prefer Jasikevicius to Vassilis Spanoulis. They want speed. Actually, they want a lot of things. But speed is high on the list, and it's not one of Jasikevicius' talents.