dziennika egzotyczny pieścić medycyny centrum medyczne zdrowie Denver

Assessing Stocks: Golden State Warriors

Portfolio Review: The ownership and coaching staff has changed, but so much has remained the same for the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors are in the basketball equivalent of hell, which is ninth seed purgatory. They are not quite good enough to be in the playoffs, and not bad enough to get top level talent through the draft.

The backcourt is the team's strength between Monta Ellis, Stephen Curry, and Klay Thompson, but they also represent the best trade assets the team has going forward. Word is the Warriors are interested in Dwight Howard still. While it's doubtful they land him, it shows they are willing to blow things up for the right price. They need to. Even if it means taking a step or two back to start pushing forward again. 

Prime Assets: The easy answer is Ellis, though the answer is not as easy as it was at the beginning of the season. Curry's ankle woes are a little concerning, and help obscure the Ellis vs. Curry debate a little. 

Ellis is the Warriors' best player. Still, there are legitimate questions to how far a team can go with an undersized, high usage shooting guard not named Allen Iverson. If Ellis is your team's best player, what is the ceiling for your team? Ellis for draft picks or a frontcourt piece could work (the Utah Jazz, for example, have a plethora of big men and lack a dynamic perimeter threat). If the trade picks up an asset and drops the Warriors out of the middle of the first round and into a top ten pick over the next couple of years, it might even prove to benefit the team. 

Worthless Stock: Andris Biedrins. Big, mobile big men are always going to have some value. But one on a big contract whose career is currently stalled by a phobia of free throw attempts? 

The Rest: Curry should only be available for a near elite talent or top ten pick in this draft. For the former, given that Curry is on his rookie contract, he would probably have to be packaged with David Lee. Thompson could be a solid third guard on a good team eventually and merits holding onto. Dorell Wright might fetch a good first round pick for a potential playoff team, but is young, cheap, and understands his role well enough to be part of the answer going forward. 

newest oldest

7 thoughts on “Assessing Stocks: Golden State Warriors

  1. jwsox

    The Bulls would love to start up some monte ellis talks…maybe Noah+draft picks??

    • Jesse Blanchard

      I don’t think the Bulls would be all that interested. Ellis needs the ball in his hands, as does Rose. I think they’d be more interested in Klay Thompson or Wright, but not anywhere near that high a price.

  2. Layin

    Warriors already used amnesty on Charlie bell… Also, if they don’t finish 7th worst the draft pick is gone from a previous trade. Article seems…..rushed?

    • Jesse Blanchard

      You’re right. My apologies. I overlooked Charlie Bell. That move still does not make sense to me, but that’s beside the point. Corrected, thanks.

      • Layin

        Trust me, move makes no sense to anyone. Just baffling.

    • sportsfan07

      Knowing the Warriors and their luck, they could finish with the spot to have the 5th or 6th pick and end up with the 8th pick. It’s the Warriors. That’s them and their luck.

  3. BennyBoom

    Warriors need to make sure they finish 7th worst or better, so that they can keep their draft pick. The only way to assure themselves of that would be to find a way to unload Eliis. If nothing else he is a young dynamic scorer who can drop 25 a night, although most of time it will not be efficient (ala Iverson in his prime). It really is sad how the Warriors have been run, they have the best (if not the best top 3) fanbase and they play in a great market, yet they continue to stink. I guess it could be worse, they could be the Bobcats.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.

You can click here to Subscribe without commenting

Get the hottest NBA news and rumors before anyone else! Follow us on Twitter to stay updated: