Category Archives: Trade Speculation

The Sixth Man Cometh: Warriors Trade for Jordan Crawford

Wow. Joe Lacob did his job. He’s shipped out Toney Douglas, getting Jordan Crawford and Marshon Brooks from the Boston Celtics in return. It was a three team deal, in which Douglas went to the Miami Heat, and the Heat sent Joel Anthony and some picks to the Celtics.

I’ve been after Lacob to get Stephen Curry a legitimate backup, and he did just that. He did better than that, in fact. In Jordan Crawford, he got the Warriors a legitimate Sixth Man to replace Jarrett Jack.

And by so doing, has turned the Golden State Warriors into legitimate contenders for the NBA title.  Continue reading

Joe Lacob and the Hidden Meaning of the Warriors Bench

What is it with Joe Lacob’s reluctance to spend money on this Warriors team? Last year he refused to shore up the worst bench in the NBA for a team that was arguably in contention at the trade deadline. This year in free agency he refused to “overspend” for a quality defensive center, virtually ensuring that the Warriors came away with nothing.                                                                          Continue reading

Joe Lacob Tanked This Season: Thoughts on the Trade Deadline

That giant thud you just heard was the corpse of this Warriors season hitting the ground. A victim of homicide, stabbed in the heart by the inventive GMs of the Western Conference.

And stabbed in the back by Joe Lacob.

Unless you are a Warriors fan, the NBA trade deadline didn’t disappoint. A lot of fascinating deals went down. Jump for my complete analysis, including playoff predictions, fantasy basketball ramifications, and for you fellow degenerates out there, betting opportunities.                                      Continue reading

Feeling Melo?: Golden State Warriors in the Hunt for Carmelo Anthony

Per Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports, the Warriors are contenders to land Carmelo Anthony.  The Nuggets are reportedly looking for “young players and draft picks” in return.  They are in full blow-up mode, as they are also desperately seeking suitors for Kenyon Martin and JR Smith.

Make of this what you will.  I will note that Joe Lacob was intently watching the latest news update on Melo over Kawakami’s shoulder as he did his last interview.  And if it’s true, I would have to think that everyone with the exception of Lee and Curry would be on the table for the Warriors.