Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Curry tradetalks heating up?

(courtesy of San Jose Mercury news,
No, this isn't true... but Tim Kawakami, sportswriter for the SJ Mercury, offers us another one of his trades that is financially feasible, but 110% unlikely. Kawakami writes A recipe for Warriors to get Curry.

Given his uncertain health status and his so-so four-year career, Curry isn't worth the $50 million-plus that Cleveland just gave Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Dallas gave Erick Dampier last year.

Meanwhile, Mullin knows that he has to replace center Adonal Foyle -- it's a good thing he has collected so many valuable assets to offer in a sign-and-trade package. (Because they're over the cap, the Warriors can't sign free agents outright.)

Mullin drafted Ike Diogu at Troy Murphy's spot, has Mickael Pietrus and Mike Dunleavy at small forward and could toss in several other players as fillers.

A wild proposal: Murphy, Pietrus (two players the Bulls like) and Foyle for Curry, forward Andres Nocioni, backup guard Jannero Pargo and a No. 1 pick.

The money's about right, assuming that Curry (three years, $27 million) and Pargo want to come to the Warriors and agree to semi-reasonable deals.

Though Murphy is still tough to trade because of his recent deal, the newly liberalized cap rules make dealing him much more realistic.

It would be risky, but Mullin likes risks. How often does a team get a shot at acquiring both a superstar point guard and a strong, young 7-footer in less than six months?

I would like to see more athleticism and scoring in the low post, but i'm not completely sold on Curry given his inconsistency, lack of defense, and his histories of injuries. Although the Warriors got more attitude with the arrival of Baron Davis, the cheerleaders remain the most fierce people in this organization. I honestly think we just need someone to scare the shit out of people being that the Warriors picked up "the next elton brand with Fortson tendencies" with the #9 pick in the draft.


At 11:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, you just don't get it. So what if Ike isn't 6-10. Ben Wallace isn't even 6-9 but he's still one scary mo-fo.

I'm sure hella teams are scared of Swift and his hops. OOOH scary. Jerome James - Big Body. Yeah. He brings attitude. Dude, get a clue.

At 11:51 AM, Blogger YaoButtaMing said...

I agree with Anonymous who ever you are ... Curry is horrible! I can't stand the attitude and i don't see anymore upside. I sure hope they don't persue him.

At 12:29 PM, Blogger dj fuzzylogic said...

yo man, you obviously mis-read me. I think Ike will do whatever he needs to do well for the Warriors, but if Warriors are looking for a defensive presence (i.e. Ben Wallace -- as you say people are scared of -- who can also change games defensively) i don't think Ike OR Curry are necessarily the answer. Ike, as Warriors personel have described him, as "a quiet guy that does his job."

Swift isn't scary, but in a team that has lacked leadership and voice until recently (hell, i live in MI and people don't even know who the Warriors are)--someone that at least has some flair--not Jerome James, you said that one--would be helpful. For the Elton Brand comparisons wiht Ike, i hope Ike can be elton brand, but Elton brand has yet to change a game. I dont think having attitude will automatically mean wins, but it would be nice if the team had some personality or an identity.

At 12:30 PM, Blogger dj fuzzylogic said...

an identity that isn't dependent on the health of it's point guard

At 9:06 PM, Anonymous Baron for MVP said...

Seriously man- how many of these cats on the Warriors are nobodies without a healthy Baron Davis. They were the 3rd or 4th worst team in the league before he came.

At 9:35 PM, Anonymous Dunnuthin said...

Kawakami wrote:
Dunleavy's agent could feasibly aim for $60 million, which, if signed, would guarantee the Warriors years of luxury-tax headaches. Look for this to come to a head in October.

Is he out of his mind? Why does Dunnuthin deserve this kind of money. He hasn't proved anything!

No way he makes more than Troy Murphy or Bobby Simmons.


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