Analyzing The Warriors Trade For David Lee

July 10th, 2010 by max minsker Leave a reply »

The Golden State Warriors and the New York Knicks have agreed to a sign and trade deal with the New York Knicks sending Anthony Randolph, Ronny Turiaf, Kelenna Azubuike, and a second round pick to the Knicks in exchange for David Lee. This a great deal for the Warriors, and I believe it is a step in the right direction for the franchise.

In this trade, the Warriors dump Ronny Turiaf who still has two years and more than $9 million left on his contract, but doesn't really do anything for the team. He averaged five points and four rebounds a game last season, and his game doesn't fit well into the Warriors system. The Warriors selected Ekpe Udoh with the sixth pick in this years draft. With this new competition he will command even less minutes next year, and there is really no reason for the team to keep him around.

I think it's safe to say the Warriors won't miss Azubuike's production this season as he only played in nine games. He did play well in those nine games (14 points 5 rebounds) but he is coming off a season ending knee injury and you just never know when ...

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