Saturday, August 20, 2005

Pietrus or Dunleavy?

Mullin mulling tough choice from Inside Bay Area asks Mike Dunleavy or Mickael Pietrus?

Without question, the Warriors get more calls regarding the availability of Pietrus than any other player. There are many reasons for this:

-The 23-year-old is seen as being exceptionally talented and ready to take the league by storm.

-He'll never be a starter for the Warriors as long as Richardson and Dunleavy are employed.

-Golden State has a history of letting good, young talent (remember Gilbert Arenas?) slip away.

If Mullin were to extend Dunleavy sooner rather than later, he could then take advantage of the interest in Pietrus to reshape the Warriors' roster now while the team still has some wiggle room under the luxury tax.


It's probably no surprise that our vote goes to Pietrus. We love his hustle, his defense, crazy athleticism, and of course his goofy smile. If you could only keep one, who would you keep between Pietrus and Dunleavy?


8 Comments:

At 11:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw a realgm article: http://www.realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/37050/19691231/fisher_and_snow_involved_in_a_warriors_cavs_and_knicks_three_way/
and thought up this trade:

Golden State Trade Breakdown
Outgoing

Derek Fisher
6-1 PG from Arkansas-Little Rock

Calbert Cheaney
6-7 SF from Indiana

Mike Dunleavy
6-9 SF from Duke

Incoming

Paul Pierce
6-6 SF from Kansas

Boston Trade Breakdown
Outgoing

Paul Pierce
6-6 SF from Kansas

Mark Blount
7-0 C from Pittsburgh

Incoming

Luke Jackson
6-7 SF from Oregon

Tim Thomas
6-10 SF from Villanova

Cleveland Trade Breakdown
Outgoing

Eric Snow
6-3 PG from Michigan State

Drew Gooden
6-10 PF from Kansas

Luke Jackson
6-7 SF from Oregon

Incoming

Derek Fisher
6-1 PG from Arkansas-Little Rock

Calbert Cheaney
6-7 SF from Indiana

Mike Dunleavy
6-9 SF from Duke

New York Trade Breakdown
Outgoing

Tim Thomas
6-10 SF from Villanova

Incoming

Mark Blount
7-0 C from Pittsburgh

Eric Snow
6-3 PG from Michigan State

Drew Gooden
6-10 PF from Kansas

Successful Scenario
Due to Golden State, Boston, Cleveland and New York being over the cap, the 25% trade rule is invoked. Golden State, Boston, Cleveland and New York had to be no more than 125% plus $100,000 of the salary given out for the trade to be accepted, which did happen here. This trade satisfies the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

 
At 12:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why it makes sense for the four teams:

Golden State- Most people agree that Fisher was a mistake by Mullin. Yet, he is still a very good back-up point guard who can fill in adequately for B. Davis if he gets injured for a short period of time. If the Warriors lose Fisher the back-up PG position will be a concern.
Most Warriors fans have a mixed opinion of M. Dunleavy but I think everyone would take Pierce over Dunleavy. Another concern is how much $$$ he will demand for his possible extension.

Clevland: Eric Snow did not work out in Clevland. Danny Ferry would love to give away his contract. Yes, he is receiving back a similar contract in D. Fisher but Fisher can shoot from behind the arc and fill Clevland's biggest need at the PG position.
Ferry would also love Dunleavy because they are both Duke guys. Dunleavy will be a #3 option at best, which is where he flourishes. Lebron can play PG at times and Dunleavy can play point forward at times when Lebron wants to play on the wing.
Clevland unloads D. Gooden, who was going to get reduced playing time with the signing of D. Marshall. They also still have Varejao to back-up Marshall.
Luke Jackson is a young talent but with the signing of L. Hughes he will not get significant minutes.

Boston: The sign and trade of A. Walker means that Boston is officially going toward a youth movement. P. Pierce cannot be happy. The Celtics are looking to build around Gerald Green, Al Jefferson and possibly Kendrick Perkins. In any case they will not contend for a championship any time soon. In this trade Boston rids themselves of M. Blount and his huge contact, which they openly admit was a huge mistake.
By receiving T. Thomas in the last year of his contract, they will have plenty of cap room next summer. From Hoopshype: 2006-2007 salaries: $51.6m+1.4m(K. Perkins team option)=$53.0m(I am assuming M. Banks will be the odd man out and they do not pick up his team option). $53.0m-15.1m (Pierce)-6.1m (Blount)=$31.8m. They will clearly have the cap room to sign one max. money free agent.
In addition, they get a young player in L. Jackson who seems to fit D. Ainge's plan.

New York: Larry Brown wants E. Snow badly so he gets his wish. T. Thomas means nothing to the Knicks other than his value for being in the last year of his contract. In addition, they receive a double-double young player with promise in D. Gooden. M. Blount had a horrible year last year with the Celtics. But the year before he played farily well (10.3 pts, 7.2 rbs in 29.3 min.) and he has expressed a strong interest in playing for the Knicks. Admittedly, the Knicks may not want to take on Blount's contract. But in return for T. Thomas the Knicks are getting a fair amount of value. To convince Isiah Thomas if he is on the fence, Mullin should throw in a 1st round draft pick he received from Dallas in the Dampier trade.

 
At 4:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PIETRUS!

 
At 8:51 PM, Blogger atma brother #1 said...

Excellent trade and analysis. Too good to be anonymous! Drop your name for a chance at the Wednesday Warriors Quotable.

 
At 3:18 AM, Blogger pawnograffiti said...

Yo Pietrus has got TRADE VALUE. But Dunleavy has got TEAM VALUE

GM'S usually sign the players with Amazing hops to bloated contracts it's the nitty gritty players who do the work you don't see who get the poorpiss contracts.

Hmmm i say trade Pietrus to some Sucky dumb mofo GM and use his value to get a piece. I know Dunleavy is not getting us anything decent back on the block. But i know he is worthwhile for this squad ( 4 positions baby )

Pietrus just causes a log jam at guys earning there minutes because he can only play 2 positions unlike Lil'Dun's 4!

 
At 10:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sucking at 4 positions is nothing to brag about! GO PIETRUS!

 
At 2:05 PM, Blogger fantasy junkie said...

just because he can play 4 positions don't make it good idea to play him there. hell he could play center, but that doesn't mean it's a good idea to play him there.

and who cares if he can play 4 positions, we have capable people at the other spots. would you play him at PG over baron? would you play him at SG over jrich? would you play him at PF over ike? no, no, and no. i'm tired of everyone saying how versatile he is. he's average at best at any of those positions. i'd rather have him excel at 1 spot than be average at 4.

 
At 10:26 AM, Anonymous Warrior Fanatic said...

At best he's below average at 4 positions. At worst he's a practice squad player at 4 positions.

 

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