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Trading Monta Ellis: Part 2

In Friday’s entry, we explored the possibility that the new ownership of the Warriors might want to trade Monta Ellis. We then looked at the kind of teams that would be most interested in acquiring Ellis and the kind of pieces the Warriors would want back in a trade. Remember, this isn’t so much a debate about whether Ellis should be traded. We don’t know how the new owners feel, but if they want to part with Ellis, there isn’t… Read More »

Lottery mock draft

Here’s my mock draft for the top 14 picks in Thursday’s draft. This mock is running on C1 of The Press Democrat sports section Thursday. The Warriors hold the No. 6 overall pick in the first round of today’s NBA draft (4:30 p.m., ESPN). Rumors have the Warriors selecting Baylor power forward Ekpe Udoh or Georgetown center Greg Monroe if one of the top five players doesn’t slide to the sixth pick. The following, a mock draft, is sure to… Read More »

Kawakami: Randolph deal could be for Love

Tim Kawakami writes in his Talking Points blog that the trade talks between the Warriors and Timberwolves might be a swap of Anthony Randolph for Kevin Love. Read the article here. Kevin Love is a big power forward who would help one Warriors area of weakness — rebounding — but not the other (defense). Thefifth overall selection in the 2008 NBA draft, Love has career averages of 12.3 points and 9.9 rebounds in 28.6 minutes per game. Kawakami doesn’t think the… Read More »

Who would you choose at No. 4?

Obviously, the news about Anthony Randolph, the Timberwolves’ No. 4 pick and the Warriors is just rumor. At this point, it’s very possible that the talks have come and gone and this is just something that will rile up the hopes of some Warriors fans. But … if it is true, if the Warriors were to move up to No. 4 in the draft, which player are you hoping the Warriors draft? At this point, I believe only John Wall… Read More »

ESPN has Cousins to Warriors in latest mock

ESPN’s Chad Ford has Kentucky center DeMarcus Cousins dropping to the Warriors at No. 6 in his latest mock draft (version 3.0). Check out the entire mock here (you’ll need ESPN Insider to read it). Here’s what Ford had to say about the prospect of Cousins slipping to the Warriors: I think the Warriors will do backflips if Cousins slips this far. He actually had a pretty good week in Chicago (at the NBA’s pre-draft camp). A number of NBA… Read More »