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kikeyanez
02-17-2010, 09:01 PM
POSTED BY TIM KAWAKAMI ON FEBRUARY 17TH, 2010 AT 4:42 PM | CATEGORIZED AS NBA, WARRIORS

* Trade market’s suddenly exploding today, and if I’m the Warriors, I’m a little worried about the sudden money flexibility developing in Clipper Compound. Anyway, thought W’s fans would like to get in on some of the chatter, even if it’s involving what their team DIDN’T do…

-Yes, the Warriors are apparently serious about holding onto Monta Ellis through tomorrow’s trade deadline, unless they’re knocked over with a monster offer.

They’ll keep listening. They have some interested teams. They’ve perked up interest by holding Ellis out last night and now tonight, explained by his minor knee injury.

But, by all indications, so far the Warriors aren’t eager to trade Ellis, even if he would be interested in a new location, if they’re beginning to realize he’s not a perfect fit with Stephen Curry and if Memphis is very interested in acquiring Ellis.

According to multiple NBA sources, the Warriors rejected Memphis’ intriguing offer of OJ Mayo + contract-filler.

This deal was first offered at the start of the season and possibly is still on the table, in Memphis’ view, and still rejected by the Warriors.

Now, unless there are humongous chemistry issues with Mayo, I don’t know how the Warriors could do much better in an Ellis deal.

(Well, I could think of one way–if the W’s could lure Rudy Gay from Memphis. Gay’s a restricted free agent this summer, so if Ellis remains a Warrior through the deadline, Gay is the name I’d remember for a trade in July/August.)


Mayo is 6-4 and listed at 210 pounds, 20 or 30 pounds heavier than Ellis, easily. He’s explosive, long, and a truer shooting guard with some ball-handling skills who would seem to have a better shot at blending with Curry.

But Mayo, of course, is far from perfect: His defense, according to one source, has been “dreadful” this season, and he does like to have the ball in his hands almost as much as Ellis.

You can see why the W’s wouldn’t do this:

-Ellis sells tickets, period.

-His chemistry with Curry might not be great, but you have no idea how Mayo would click with Curry, either.

-If the Grizzlies are offering Mayo around, how great can he be?

-The Warriors can’t bring themselves commit to either a fire sale (dump every big contract) or a roster upgrade (trade expirings + young players for solid vets), so they’ll stay in their normal tread-water, scared middle ground.

-Yes, this deal would dump the remaining $44M and 4 years left in Ellis’ deal, with not much long-term money coming back, but if the W’s want to keep Mayo, they’d have to pay him eventually the same kind of money.

Again, much ado about something that won’t/didn’t happen. But thought some people might be interested to see what’s out there.



http://blogs.mercurynews.com/kawakami/2010/02/17/monta-ellis-talk-warriors-turned-down-memphis-offer-of-oj-mayo-salaries/

Vinny642
02-17-2010, 09:03 PM
Trading OK seriously???

Shady66
02-17-2010, 09:07 PM
wow

JNA17
02-17-2010, 09:08 PM
warriors are stupid.

JWO35
02-17-2010, 09:09 PM
Did they just say no to OJ Mayo.....Holy [beep]!

Ryan328
02-17-2010, 09:09 PM
Why would Memphis try and move Mayo? He's gonna be real real good, in my opinion, in 2-3 years.

Ryan328
02-17-2010, 09:10 PM
And secondly, why did Golden State turn down a deal for Mayo?!

AntwanN21
02-17-2010, 09:13 PM
man, id take that in a heartbeat from golden states part of view

drama1386
02-17-2010, 09:13 PM
golden state was dumb for not taking mayo. kid is gonna be a legit star in a few years.

Giaps
02-17-2010, 09:15 PM
Shenanigans.

Ryan328
02-17-2010, 09:15 PM
Curry-Mayo-Randolph-1st rd pick.....coulda been good in a few years.

Kakaroach
02-17-2010, 09:16 PM
Golden State would be dumb for rejecting this trade, but the source doesn't seem to accurate. I highly doubt Memphis would have made this offer for Monta Ellis.

Ryan328
02-17-2010, 09:17 PM
My main problem with this is Memphis has overachieved this year....why would they break up the core? Mayo is the star of that team.

AddiX
02-17-2010, 09:17 PM
This makes no sense to me, and is hard to believe.

Why would Memph want Ellis and why would Warriors decline Mayo?

None if it makes sense imo.

gbpackers12
02-17-2010, 09:18 PM
I have a hard time believing that they'd turn down an offer for O.J. Mayo.

TheKing23
02-17-2010, 09:18 PM
Curry and Mayo on the same team...

Hmmm tasty.

DLeeicious
02-17-2010, 09:19 PM
I call BS

LA_Raiders
02-17-2010, 09:20 PM
wow, bad move Ws

PHX2daDEATH
02-17-2010, 09:26 PM
I don't believe this, if anything i think Memphis would be trying to get bench help by dangling Rudy Gay or something.. but not Mayo for Monta.. Stupid move by GS if they turned this down..

PhillyFan001
02-17-2010, 09:28 PM
The warriors are tied for my favorite west conference team and they are just as dumb as my fav team the sixers. Mayo is much better than ellis and he would be a nice fit with curry guaranteed. I would do this deal in a heartbeat, if the griz offered an iggy for amyo and filler deal I would do it.

VCaintdead17
02-17-2010, 09:35 PM
I'm calling BS on this one. I really don't think the Griz would even think about trading Mayo right now. Gay, maybe, but not Mayo.

Tony_Starks
02-17-2010, 09:36 PM
I can't see how Memphis would be that stupid. Oj is younger with a more rounded game, and they're finally winning. Monte has a ridiculous contract is injury prone.

td0tsfinest
02-17-2010, 09:37 PM
surprised they even offered it. I thought Mayo was a huge part of their successful season thus far.

JNA17
02-17-2010, 09:39 PM
the article and writer get's the official...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b5EDQVpbJ4

Kdirt
02-17-2010, 09:42 PM
Lets not forget who wrote the article, none other than Tim Kawacrapi

masalex1205
02-17-2010, 09:48 PM
Im calling BS

cali72888
02-17-2010, 10:25 PM
Tim Kawakami is garbage......he straight up made this **** up. how is this idiot a journalist, the only team he likes is the A's and every other team he bashes.

what54!?
02-17-2010, 10:26 PM
I would have did that in a heartbeat

xabial
02-17-2010, 10:37 PM
The Grizzlies have been surprisingly active in the hours leading up to the deadline, offering O.J. Mayo to Golden State for Monta Ellis. The overture from Memphis, reported by the San Jose Mercury News , confirmed their long-held interest in the Warriors' electrifying guard. Golden State, however, rejected the offer, leaving Ellis hoping for other escape avenues from the dysfuntion in the Bay Area.

The Grizzlies also have been offering point guard Mike Conley to several teams, including Portland, for expiring contracts, sources say.

http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/11838893/20107023

Wow

$KnicksAndKobe$
02-17-2010, 10:37 PM
BS ...

1.Memphis would never offer Mayo
2.Warrior are not that stupid to resist a Curry-Mayo back court

mikantsass
02-17-2010, 10:38 PM
This article seems fishy

ManRam
02-17-2010, 10:39 PM
I can't believe this article. Not at all...

CowboysKB24
02-17-2010, 10:40 PM
It is a really hard trade for GSW.

Curry's first year. Monta is playing great. These guys haven't played that long together. I think they should give it more time.

I do believe in Curry. I think he is going to be one of the best players in the league. He can compete with guys like Durant and LeBron in a couple years. He has a lot of tools and his shooting ability is unreal.

shizzle09
02-17-2010, 10:42 PM
Did they just say no to OJ Mayo.....Holy [beep]!

lol, Monta is so much better than mayo.

shizzle09
02-17-2010, 10:45 PM
Curry-Mayo-Randolph-1st rd pick.....coulda been good in a few years.

Curry, Ellis, Randolph & 1st round pick will be just as good in a few years.

B.JenningsMVP
02-17-2010, 10:55 PM
If true, I'd accept it right away.. Monta's great but IMO Mayo will be a lot bettter down the road

kikeyanez
02-17-2010, 11:07 PM
they confirmed it on csn bay area warriors post game..rumer is true

Chronz
02-17-2010, 11:20 PM
Warriors are fools, but why would Memphis want Monta?

kikeyanez
02-17-2010, 11:26 PM
Warriors are fools, but why would Memphis want Monta? for the same reason you got a old guy on your avater you an the grizzlies are idiots

JNA17
02-17-2010, 11:29 PM
lol, Monta is so much better than mayo.

:facepalm:

TrueFan420
02-17-2010, 11:30 PM
Warriors are fools, but why would Memphis want Monta?

Cuz montas from their

shizzle09
02-17-2010, 11:43 PM
:facepalm:

:facepalm: to your :facepalm:

Please tell me how Mayo is better than Monta right now. Monta brings it every night without fail while mayo has plenty of off nights. Lets not forget how good of a season Monta had 2 years ago before the moped incident. Last year he was coming off the injury and after a full season after the injury he's back to his old form and is still a young player.

mzgrizz
02-18-2010, 01:00 AM
Lord have mercy! I know OJ has been the 3rd option for most of this season, but if the idiot front office lets him go, I don't know what I'll do. He won't BE the 3rd option next year or the year after. GRIZZ FRONT OFFICE; quit smoking that ****!

974life
02-18-2010, 01:00 AM
Dumb move IMO!

mzgrizz
02-18-2010, 01:02 AM
And a big THANK YOU to the Ws front office for rejecting it!

MJ-BULLS
02-18-2010, 01:06 AM
if this is true, bad move for GS.

OJ Mayo is gonna be a real good player.

AI4MVP
02-18-2010, 01:09 AM
hmmm. wow. although MOnta is a GREAT player, i think OJ would have been better for the warriors down the road. I think Steph Curry is more valuable to the team, and have a true 2 guard next to him wud be better for tehre future. Woulda have been interesting to see OJ in a warriors uniform

robbnen#31
02-18-2010, 01:34 AM
Embarrassing for the Warriors management if true

Raph12
02-18-2010, 03:02 AM
GS has gone lost their damn mind!

fredv
02-18-2010, 03:19 AM
Warriors are ********.. Ellis doesn't play D and Mayo is going to be a star!

Memphis is probably trying to do this deal to make the playoffs..

Oefarmy2005
02-18-2010, 03:20 AM
I am not quite sure Mayo is better than Ellis today, but he will definetly be in a few years.

kikeyanez
02-18-2010, 03:22 AM
ellis is way better then mayo...ellis does play d an pass's when he wants too...only way ill trade monta if its for a big

Raidaz4Life
02-18-2010, 09:44 AM
I'd turn down that offer too if I was the warriors, Mayo is Garbage compared to Monta

Bucsfan
02-18-2010, 10:02 AM
we will take him on the jazz anyday!!!

The_Pharouh
02-18-2010, 10:43 AM
Why would Memphis try and move Mayo? He's gonna be real real good, in my opinion, in 2-3 years.


And secondly, why did Golden State turn down a deal for Mayo?!

If the rumors are true then the answer for the first is because they are stupid and for the second because they are more stupid

tredigs
02-18-2010, 11:00 AM
I think most of you are wrong.

#1. Not surprised too much that the Griz want Monta. He's a better second option than Mayo is. He just plays worse as a first option under Don Nelson.

#2. Not surprised at all that the Warriors turn this deal down, O.J. Mayo is a worthless defender who gets outscored by his opponents and generally ball hogs the ball and clogs up an offense similarly to Monta. It'd be a sideways move at best for the Dubs. He is not the piece they need in Golden State right now.

What they need is a new owner/GM/Coach/BIG (and probably Monta gone for that big) <-- In that order. Then the top 5 draft pick to supplement it.

Blackjack24
02-18-2010, 11:08 AM
The GS front office is usually dysfunctional, but Ellis is better than Mayo-- this isn't the worst of their sins...

Markg
02-18-2010, 12:08 PM
Warriors turned down Mayo because they already have an undersized two guard who can't play defense but can shoot the lights out..it's the same reason they are trying to find a new home for Ellis, just not for the same type of player!!! Come on people, not that hard to figure out.

Curry is Warriors man for future..everything needs to fit around him.