I’m back! What do the Warriors do?

I’m back at it covering the Golden State Warriors and what an exciting time for all Warrior fans. With the possibility of bringing in big time names like Dwight Howard or Andre Igoudala, the rumors and buzz is ramping up.

Here are my thoughts on what can happen for the Warriors:

Best Outcome:
The Warriors dump the contracts of RJ (11.046 mil), Bogut (14.2mil), Biedrins (9mil) and sign Dwight Howard outright.

In this scenario, GSW would obtain 1 or 2 pick in future drafts, as well as trade exceptions in exchange for the large expiring deals. Any way that the Warriors could gain assets and clear cap space to sign D12 is a huge win.

Salty Outcome:
The Lakers sign-and-trade Dwight Howard to the Warriors in exchange for Bogut, Klay/Barnes, and a 1st Round Pick.

This is the “salty” outcome because even though the Warriors would be acquiring Howard, they would have to give up either Klay Thompson or Harrison Barnes, who are extremely young and talented, with lots of potential and low salaries. The Lakers will most likely not be able get this kind of package from Golden State because of the Warriors ability to clear the cap space to sign Dwight outright, but the trade above is just the scenario on the rumor mill now.

Plan B Outcome:
Warriors clear up the cap space to sign Andre Igoudala.

I am not a fan of this scenario because doing this means giving up Bogut to get AI and the Warriors would still have Harrison Barnes. I think this move would leave the Warriors with a huge hole at the center position and clutter at small forward. I don’t like the idea of trying to hurt a good thing, and that is the result of this outcome.

Please let me know about your opinions and scenarios! I’ll update soon.

Here We Go Again

Chris Broussard has reported that he Warriors are still willing to trade for Dwight Howard without assurances that he will sign an extension. The Warriors have been pursuing this for way too long. Dwight does not help this team at all because of the assets we would have to give up to get him. Luckily, I haven’t heard anything about the Warriors being a front runner to land Dwight. So hopefully someone else will give up the bulk of their assets for a guy who is leaving in a year.

Brandon Roy Interest

The Warriors have confirmed interest in Brandon Roy if he is serious about an NBA comeback. However, Brandon has said that he would like to return to a contender. Unless his former agent, Warriors GM Bob Myers, can convince him that we are contending, he goes elsewhere.

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The Latest on the Warriors Draft Plans

We are now officially one week away from the beginning of the 2012 NBA Draft! And now that we are coming closer to the day, the Warriors thinking going into the Draft is becoming more and more clear. Up until yesterday one of the Warriors many options was looking to move up in the draft to pick either Harrison Barnes or Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. However, that option has been wiped off the chalkboard because what many insiders are hearing is that the Warriors have not found any deals that merit including the #7 draft pick. The only trades that you can look to see the Warriors make will be using the #35 and 52 Picks to trade up into the bottom of the 1st round, giving them 3 first round draft picks, or trading the #30 and #52 Pick to get into the mid/late first round. Possible trade partners for the Warriors would most likely be either Houston(14,16), Boston(21,22), Atlanta(23), Oklahoma City(27), Miami(28), or Chicago(29). Leave a comment if you have any ideas for trades or picks at any of these spots!