Golden State Warriors: A Radical Plan for Next Year and the Future

July 27th, 2010 by William Butchko Leave a reply »
I thought I was done after the Randolph trade, but I am back with more wacky ideas because this is fun and I cannot stop believing.

People who have read me know I am not a Monta Ellis fan and once again I try to trade the man who Hollinger ranked as the biggest ball hog in the NBA.

The Warriors went from a team that looked deep in potential and in fair-to-mediocre talent to one that now has a lot of game-tested talent, but with a very short bench.

What I am proposing is doing something that might make our starting five a little weaker but will improve our depth and our future prospects.

Memphis has had a crush on Monta for a while due to Rudy Gay's ridiculous contract. They are also looking for a way to dump their past draft failures and receive some wiggle room in the future.

The Warriors trade Monta Ellis and Dan Gradzuric's expiring contract (can be exchanged for Vlad Rad or Charlie Bell) for a sign-and-trade of Xavier Henry, Mike Conley, and Hasheem Thabeet. This is a trade for the future.

Mike Conley and Hasheem Thabeet are rightly considered draft busts, but Conley had a draft combine worthy of ...

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