Apparently, Amare Stoudemire is on the trading block. Can the Warriors put together a deal that the Suns would accept? The Warriors' roster is stocked full of young players with potential making them an intriguing trading partner. What they lack, however, are the large expiring deals that teams in rebuilding mode covet. Harrington was traded for a Crawford's long term deal and Jackson was extended by Rowell.
Here is a possible trade proposal that might pass. Compared to the one's proposed by Chad Ford in has latest article, it is very attractive.
Anthony RandolphSalary: $1,709,280 Years Remaining: 2
PTS: 5.5 REB: 3.8 AST: 0.6 PER: 14.15
Brandan WrightSalary: $2,497,320 Years Remaining: 2
PTS: 7.9 REB: 3.7 AST: 0.4 PER: 18.95
Corey MaggetteSalary: $8,275,862 Years Remaining: 5
PTS: 19.6 REB: 5.9 AST: 1.8 PER: 16.81
Jamal CrawfordSalary: $8,640,000 Years Remaining: 3
PTS: 19.3 REB: 2.7 AST: 4.6 PER: 14.94
Outgoing Players: Alando Tucker, Louis Amundson, Amare Stoudemire
Golden State Warriors
Alando TuckerSalary: $1,001,880 Years Remaining: 2
PTS: 3.6 REB: 0.8 AST: 0.3 PER: 12.34
Louis AmundsonSalary: $797,581 Years Remaining: 1
PTS: 3.4 REB: 3.1 AST: 0.3 PER: 13.82
Amare StoudemireSalary: $15,070,550 Years Remaining: 3
PTS: 20.9 REB: 8.2 AST: 2.0 PER: 20.40
Outgoing Players: Anthony Randolph, Brandan Wright, Corey Maggette, Jamal Crawford
PG: Ellis (23)
SG: Harden* (19)
SF: Jackson (30)
PF: Stoudemire (26)
C: Biedrins (22)
B: Azubuike (25)
B: Turiaf (26)
B: Morrow (23)
B: Belinelli (22)
B: Watson (24)
It's too bad we don't have a better idea of what Wright and Randolph look like in extended meaningful minutes, but I'd do this trade if we could extend Amare beyond 2010. I'd rather sub in Turiaf for one of the young guys, but Suns might see that as a worse deal.
* Tank to get as high a pick as possible. If you miss out on moving up to the top 3, make a trade to land James Harden. That's a championship caliber team. If you can manage to get to this point, you can attract a solid free agent PG....Kidd????