Tuesday, February 10, 2009


According to Chad Ford and his insider sources, the Phoenix Suns want a package of young talent and expiring deals. Here's a trade that works but I would hate to acquire Amare Stoudemire without having Biedrins playing next to him. If Ellis were traded in place of Biedrins, I would probably do the deal as long as Amare agrees to an extension beyond 2010.

Phoenix Suns

Incoming Players
Photo: Anthony Randolph
Anthony Randolph
Salary: $1,709,280 Years Remaining: 2
PTS: 5.6 REB: 3.9 AST: 0.6 PER: 14.42
Photo: Eric Snow
Eric Snow
Salary: $7,312,500 Years Remaining: 1
Photo: Andris Biedrins
Andris Biedrins
Salary: $9,000,000 Years Remaining: 6
PTS: 13.0 REB: 11.8 AST: 2.0 PER: 20.71

Outgoing Players: Amare Stoudemire

Cleveland Cavaliers

Incoming Players
Photo: C.J. Watson
C.J. Watson
Salary: $711,517 Years Remaining: 1
PTS: 9.3 REB: 2.6 AST: 2.5 PER: 14.16
Photo: Corey Maggette
Corey Maggette
Salary: $8,275,862 Years Remaining: 5
PTS: 19.7 REB: 5.9 AST: 1.8 PER: 17.26

Outgoing Players: Eric Snow

Golden State Warriors

Incoming Players
Photo: Amare Stoudemire
Amare Stoudemire
Salary: $15,070,550 Years Remaining: 3
PTS: 20.8 REB: 8.2 AST: 2.0 PER: 20.16

Outgoing Players: Anthony Randolph, C.J. Watson, Corey Maggette, Andris Biedrins

Warriors Lineup 2009-10

PG: Crawford/Kidd*
SG: Ellis/Belinelli/Morrow
SF: Jackson/Azubuike
PF: Wright/Patrick Patterson** or Al-Farouq Aminu**
C: Stoudemire/Turiaf

** Draft from the #7-#10 spot

Again, I'm not sure I would do this trade since I really want Biedrins to play alongside Stoudemire, but this shows that a deal can be reached if they really want to go after him hard. If we hand over Wright instead of Randolph, I might be tempted to pull the trigger. As the trade stands, the Warriors would still be a flawed team, but at least they have a proven All-Start Big Man and find a way to ditch Maggette's large contract. The addition of Stoudemire allows the Warriors to remain a great uptempo team, but in order to be a legitimate contender, Ellis will have to get back to where he was pre-moped, Wright will have to step up, and a solid true PG like Jason Kidd will have to be brought in.

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