Friday, June 20, 2008

Latest rumours

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Been a surprisngly busy rumour day concerning Brandon Wright and Al Harrington both who have and had been linked in trade possibilties. Lets get to Wright first. Even though Mullin categorically stated they would not trade J-Rich and look what happenned Wright ESPN reported the Wright for Yi deal is basically dead

"A Warriors representative shot down an assertion made in a couple of my columns that the team was looking to move Brandan Wright. He especially took umbrage at the report that the team coveted Milwaukee's Yi Jianlian. I've been assured that Warriors GM Chris Mullin, who makes the final decisions at Golden State, isn't trading Wright for Yi."

The one I'd like to talk about though is Wright for Varejao once again touted about by Chad ford. I don't know where Chad ford is getting all this strange info. Mullin flat out thinks he can be a great player. I don’t think they’re misleading me about this. They are not contemplating trading Wright and they won’t do so unless it could get them back a sure-thing forward (my interpretation) and that’s not Varejao. The prblem with Varejao ala Sideshow Bob is he can’t shoot, a major up-tick on the front line. He’s not a Nellie-style forward, and really, could you play him with Biedrins?. The short answer is no. I alo think that with the 14th pick you can possibly get a player similiar if not better then Varejao Robin Lopez, Marreese Speights, JaVale McGee and then you can ignore the 12 million he's due over the next two seasons a sum of money he's not worth

The last one once again involving the Cavs is Harrington. News Herald have the lowdown

If the Warriors made forward/center Al Harrington available, the Cavs might have an interest. Harrington, 28, averaged 13.6 points and 5.4 rebounds for the Warriors last season. The 6-9, 250-pounder will be entering his 11th season in the league.
He will earn $9.2 million this season and $10 million next year. It would take much more than Varejao to coax Harrington away from Golden State, however."

I'm not Harringtons biggest fan by any stretch but would hate to see him go. He seems like one cool guy who cares about the community. I'm the last one to criticize Nellie since I think he's one of the few guys in the Warriors basketball operations who actually knows what he's doing. But I really think Nellie misused Al this past season and was way too unforgiving if he made any mistakes. But again can you really question a legendary coach who took this flawed and under talented team (by West standards) to 48 wins?

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