What trade should the Warriors make?
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Warriors!
The Golden State Warriors need to change something.
J.A. Adande, ESPN.com: Monta Ellis to the Hornets for Emeka Okafor.
If the Warriors want to get bigger and more defensive-oriented under Mark Jackson while moving Monta's contract, here's a way to do it.
D.J. Foster, ClipperBlog: Monta Ellis to the Utah Jazz for Al Jefferson.
The Warriors would finally have the legitimate center they've been yearning for and a resolution to the backcourt dilemma between Ellis and Steph Curry. On Utah's end, it would be clearing playing time for Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter and have the backcourt scoring option it desperately needs.
Extension or not, Golden State should roll the dice on Howard. The Warriors have a nice collection of wing players who can spread the floor, a productive 4 in David Lee who can stretch the floor to 20 feet and a dynamic young point guard in Curry. This move will make or break this franchise going forward. If the gamble pays off and Howard signs an extension, the Warriors will find themselves in the upper tier of the Western Conference for quite some time.
John Krolik, Cavs: The Blog: Andrew Bynum of the LA Lakers for the trade exception, Steph Curry, Kwame Brown and Dorell Wright.
The Warriors now have a franchise center, a solid point guard, a great young shooting guard who actually scores efficiently, plays defense and does the little things, and are free of the horrors of Monta Ellis' shot selection, aversion to passing, turnovers, and anti-defense. If they really want to make an extreme culture change, they need an extreme personnel change, and this would be it.
Royce Young, Daily Thunder: Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh to Indiana for Roy Hibbert and Paul George.
It's time to move Ellis. I'm sure it's tough to do because the Warriors see him as a star player because of his scoring ability and aren't going to get equal return. Still, it's time to hand the team over to Stephen Curry. Would the Pacers give up their big man for Ellis? Probably not, but the Warriors want a sizable 5 who can score. Next to Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum, Hibbert's the next best thing.
Ball is in your court, Golden State. Do something.