NBA Rumors: The Golden State Warriors Need to Trade for Josh Smith

November 3rd, 2010 by Hardcourt Mayhem Leave a reply »
Written by Steven Resnick

David Lee had a terrible game against the Los Angeles Lakers. In 19 minutes he attempted just three shots, missing all of them, but the biggest issue was how ineffective Lee was on the glass grabbing only three rebounds while being out-hustled by both Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom. There were numerous times where instead of plucking the ball out of the air he tried tipping the ball to himself and it would go out of bounds or be grabbed by the Lakers.

In three games so far this season Golden State Warriors fans have seen why the New York Knicks practically gave Lee away in a sign and trade. The Knicks got Kelenna Azubuike, who has yet to play after recovering from knee surgery, and Anthony Randolph who played in the preseason, but a sprained ankle has kept him out of the lineup as well. So, the Knicks received two players that have not played a single minute for them.

The Warriors on the other hand got Lee and while he has answered the call to rebound the basketball and has made nice hustle plays on offensive rebounds, his defense has been terrible. Keith Smart who is the Warriors head coach came int ...

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