Should the Golden State Warriors Trade Anthony Randolph?

December 16th, 2009 by Simon Feldspar Leave a reply »
The Golden State Warriors have apparently put everybody and their house pets on the trade block. Word is surfacing that even the Warriors young stars-in-the-making are available if the right deal manifests.

This is confusing for a few reasons. In recent drafts, Golden State has gone on shear long term potential and raw abilities when making their selections. Two years ago, they took the now 20-year-old Anthony Randolph with the 14th overall pick.

Randolph is still developing his awesome talents and learning NBA discipline, but wasn’t getting the best available athlete the plan all along?

This year, we selected another youthful talent with enormous upside in now 21-year-old Stephen Curry.

Curry, who is no Rajon Rondo on the defensive end and who likely has weight-lifting on the agenda, is getting 32.0 minutes per game of playing time. 32.0 minutes! That’s third in the NBA among rookies, behind only Brandon Jennings and Tyreke Evans. I don’t know a more telling sign of a team that’s aiming for the future than playing a shaky defensive rookie heavy minutes.

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