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MackShock
12-06-2011, 06:10 PM
Over the course of the past few days, there have been reports saying the Warriors have interest in New Orleans point guard Chris Paul and that the Hornets like Golden State point guard Stephen Curry .

Both of those things may be true, but letís be clear: The notion of the Warriors acquiring Paul is unrealistic Ė for two reasons.

First, it is unlikely the Warriors would trade for Paul Ė particularly if itís for Curry Ė without Paul agreeing to an extension that would keep him in Golden State beyond this season.

And Paul is not going to sign an extension. He made it clear recently heís going to test the free agent market next summer. So, unless the Warriors want to flirt with disaster Ė which would be letting go of Curry long-term for 66 games with Paul, itís tough to see the move happening.

Reason No. 2 is just as important. The Warriors have no first-round picks to give up for Paul Ė or any other player they hope to acquire in a trade. Not for a while anyway. Bottom line is the Warriors cannot make a trade that involves a first-round pick until 2016.

Thatís right. 2016.

The reason for that stems from the acquisition of Marcus Williams a few years back from New Jersey, involving a conditional first-round selection. That pick has subsequently been traded to Utah, but it still affects the Warriors.

Because the pick is top-7 protected in 2012 and 2013 and top-six protected in 2014, the Warriors canít dangle any first-round pick until 2016.

NBA teams are prevented from trading first-round picks in consecutive years. So without the Warriors knowing when that pick will eventually be conveyed, they canít trade a first-round pick.

The fact that they donít have a pick to trade for Paul is a killer because the Hornets Ė and any team thinking of trading a star player -- are going to likely want at least one pick, and perhaps multiple picks, to rebuild with.


http://www.csnbayarea.com/blog/warriors-talk/post/Chris-Paul-to-Ws-Unrealistic?blockID=606912&feedID=5986

MackShock
12-06-2011, 06:11 PM
DUDE! 2016????? Who was the GM that did the Marcus Williams trade? Shoot him.

Leandres_sf
12-06-2011, 06:22 PM
Matt Steinmetz is the bubble-burster...I didn't really see it happening anyways.

Lloyd Christmas
12-06-2011, 07:48 PM
DUDE! 2016????? Who was the GM that did the Marcus Williams trade? Shoot him.

Mullin

MackShock
12-06-2011, 07:48 PM
nvm..i dont want him back

MackShock
12-06-2011, 07:49 PM
interesting to see if Steinmetz still believes it is unrealistic given that Paul would consider signing long term if the Warriors land Chandler.

WestCoastSportz
12-06-2011, 08:59 PM
DUDE! 2016????? Who was the GM that did the Marcus Williams trade? Shoot him.

That would be Chris Mullin, but everyone kind of figured that Don Nelson was the one really calling the shots. Either way, they're both gone which is a good thing.

likemystylez
12-06-2011, 09:06 PM
interesting to see if Steinmetz still believes it is unrealistic given that Paul would consider signing long term if the Warriors land Chandler.

then we run into the problem of new orleans agreeing to trade with the warriors. They are turning down rondo and green. Granted they say that they really like steph curry.... but what would the warriors package look like for paul?

would the warriors do something like Lee, Curry, and Udoh for Paul, resigned Landry, and quincy pondexter?

nolafan33
12-06-2011, 09:41 PM
Everything I've heard is that Curry, Thompson, and Udoh would definetly be involved.

Hornets really liked Thompson coming out.

BKLYNpigeon
12-06-2011, 10:36 PM
Hopefully the Nets can cash in on the warriors 1st round pick next year so we can have access to trade our picks again.

robbnen#31
12-06-2011, 10:37 PM
Well, this is quite the contradiction to Steinmetz's take:


The Hornets have been "strongly engaged" in talks with the Clippers, Warriors and Celtics in regards to trading Chris Paul on Tuesday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
Paul, along with Dwight Howard, appear to have forced the hand of their respective teams in order to force a trade before they become free agents at the end of the year. Paul is likely going to be playing for someone other than New Orleans this season, and for now, these three teams look to be in the lead for his services. Wojo also adds that Warriors and Clips could help their cause if they're able to sign Tyson Chandler, too.

This is where I saw it: http://www.rotoworld.com/headlines/nba/163763/hornets-in-heavy-talks-to-deal-cp3

but it's from the yahoo sports writers twitter

MackShock
12-06-2011, 10:49 PM
Id give up Curry Thompson and Udoh for Paul and Pondexter..adding Dorell and Lou is too much.

robbnen#31
12-06-2011, 10:54 PM
I'd like to keep Wright, otherwise we're going to have to find another 3.

MackShock
12-06-2011, 11:02 PM
well, chandler monta and paul arent bad

BKLYNpigeon
12-06-2011, 11:11 PM
Id give up Curry Thompson and Udoh for Paul and Pondexter..adding Dorell and Lou is too much.

Salaries wouldnt match up. CP3 makes 16 million. I wonder if the Hornets are interested in Biedrins at all?

BKLYNpigeon
12-06-2011, 11:11 PM
the trade would be much easier if we had a draft pick to trade.

MackShock
12-06-2011, 11:33 PM
chris mullin smh