Could A Three-Way Trade Help The Warriors Move Up In The Draft?

May 22nd, 2010 by GoBears 2008 Leave a reply »
With rumors circulating that the Philadelphia 76ers might be willing to trade down from the number two spot in this year's draft, it's natural to speculate on a possible trade that would net the Warriors the pick.

However, it would not be easy, since Philadelphia has indicated that any trade would have to include the albatross contract of Elton Brand. Below is a trade that functions as a salary dump, but by involving a third team, solves some needs as well.

Warriors receive: Elton Brand, Andre Iguodala, Sam Dalembert (expiring), No. 2 pick (2010 - from Philly)

76ers receive: Corey Maggette, O.J. Mayo, Andris Biedrins, Zach Randolph (expiring), Ronny Turiaf, No. 12 pick (2010 - from Memphis), No. 25 or No. 28 pick (2010 -from Memphis), future first-round pick (from Golden State - top-three protected for a few years)

Grizzlies receive: Monta Ellis, Brandon Wright, No. 6 pick (2010 - from Golden State), Kelenna Azubuike or Anthony Morrow (sign-and-trade)

The Warriors' starting lineup would look something like this (assuming Evan Turner went second):

Stephen Curry
Andre Iguodala/Evan Turner
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