Saturday, February 7, 2009


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.

Phoenix Suns

Incoming Players
Photo: Anthony Randolph
Anthony Randolph
Salary: $1,709,280 Years Remaining: 2
PTS: 5.5 REB: 3.8 AST: 0.6 PER: 14.15
Photo: Brandan Wright
Brandan Wright
Salary: $2,497,320 Years Remaining: 2
PTS: 7.9 REB: 3.7 AST: 0.4 PER: 18.95
Photo: Corey Maggette
Corey Maggette
Salary: $8,275,862 Years Remaining: 5
PTS: 19.6 REB: 5.9 AST: 1.8 PER: 16.81
Photo: Jamal Crawford
Jamal Crawford
Salary: $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

Incoming Players
Photo: Alando Tucker
Alando Tucker
Salary: $1,001,880 Years Remaining: 2
PTS: 3.6 REB: 0.8 AST: 0.3 PER: 12.34
Photo: Louis Amundson
Louis Amundson
Salary: $797,581 Years Remaining: 1
PTS: 3.4 REB: 3.1 AST: 0.3 PER: 13.82
Photo: Amare Stoudemire
Amare Stoudemire
Salary: $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

Warriors Lineup:

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????

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