The Golden State Warriors have been rumored all summer to be in the Kevin Love sweepstakes. But due to their reluctance to include their up and coming superstar, Klay Thompson the Warriors gave up on their pursuit of Kevin Love. If they are still in search of a stretch 4 power forward, I think they need to go out and acquire Ryan Anderson from the New Orleans Pelicans. Using ESPNS trade machine, I’ve come up with a scenario where the Warriors can acquire Anderson. This trade will be involving the Warriors, Pelicans, and Kings.
Ryan Anderson 2yrs at 8.5million
New Orleans Pelicans
Jason Terry 1yr 5.9million
Carl Landry 3yrs 6.5million
David Lee 2yrs 15.0million
I like this trade because the Kings get a All Star caliber PF in David Lee, Warriors get their stretch four PF in Ryan Anderson, and the Pelicans add depth in Carl Landry. Also, if the Pelicans don’t want to keep Jason Terry they can always buy him out, and maybe even trade him.
I’m not sure if this trade happens, but it’s something to keep an eye on.
Just last week the Warriors cleared out cap space by trading Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins, Brandon Rush, and two picks to the Jazz to clear cap space so they go out and sign Andre Iguodola to a four- year, 48-million dollar contract. Warriors continued their strong off season by bolstering their bench by signing Jermaine O’neal, Toney Douglas, and Marreese Speights this week. Speights signed a three-year deal 15-million dollar contract. Jermaine O’neal signed a one-year deal worth 2 million dollars, and Toney Douglas signed a one-year deal worth 1.6million dollars. Although the Warriors lost Carl Landry to the Kings, and Iso Jack (My nickname for him) aka Jarrett Jack to the Cavs. They have quietly improved their bench with Harrison Barnes or Klay Thompson being their 6th man. I prefer Harrison off the bench. O’neal and Speights will definitely be needed for big man help as Andrew Bogut has been battling injuries the last couple of years. O’neal will also provide that tough veteran leadership for these young Warriors. Douglas is a score first pg, but he’s proven to be able to hit the three. All and all the Warriors have had a very successful off season and on paper they’re easily a top 4 seed in the Western Conference. The new Warriors owners have sent the message to the league that the Warriors are here to stay and they’re serious about winning. So Dub City get your popcorn ready, because this team will be fun to watch!