Friday, January 21st, 2011 at 12:30 pm  |  41 responses

Golden State Warriors Owner Looking to Land a Superstar

The new boss in Golden State wants Warriors fans to know that he’s on the lookout for a big-time player. And, oh yeah, no one on the roster is safe from becoming trade bait. The Mercury News reports: ”The theme: The Warriors are now an active, antsy franchise, just dying to make the move that would change everything and not afraid to contemplate dealing away their best players. ‘I’m certainly biased toward doing something — strongly,’ [Joe] Lacob said Thursday during our long discussion in the owner’s clean corner office at the Warriors facility. ‘What I would really love to do is to pull off the deal to get a superstar. There’s one or two of them out there.’ Denver’s Carmelo Anthony would be the main one, and Lacob admits Anthony is probably headed elsewhere … Lacob said he loves the offensive firepower of the Warriors’ Monta Ellis-Stephen Curry backcourt, but had questions about the duo’s ability to hold up defensively. ‘I really like those guys as individuals, and I like them as players,’ Lacob said. ‘But I have to be honest, it depends. If we got offered a great situation, would I break it up? Yes.’ The owner called Ellis ‘our core, franchise player,’ and agreed that Curry has not played to the standards of last season. ‘Does that mean that Curry would be traded, or more likely to be traded than Ellis? Not necessarily,’ Lacob said. ‘It really depends … This is all dependent on what you’re going to get in return.’ But the difference from just last summer is unmistakable: Curry used to be beyond trade talk, even for Lacob, and he’s not now.”

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  • Reflex

    They’d be stupid to trade Curry, he’s such experiencing a sophomore slump. Such a short sighted move

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    They’re stupid to publicly put every player on the trade block. I hope those “be loyal to your team” observers are taking note here.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Co-sign LA Huey

  • 1982

    Cosign LA Huey

  • Brahsef

    They gotta eventually trade either monta or curry. A dual 6-3 backcourt is just too much a defensive liability. Montas finally showed he can be an efficient player as well as a pure scorer, so I’d say curry would be great trade bait.

    Then again, the warriors always seem to like to trade their best player away.

  • Kent Kanada

    Agree with Brahsef, as dynamic as the duo is offensively…if you want to win on the big stage you cannot have such gaping holes defensively. Break them up if a great deal comes along, but dont let them go for pennies.

  • fruizm

    why couldn they kept the warriors team that had baron, stephen jackson, monta, and al harrington….that seemed like a good team…i also saw some good pics of them partying at drunkenathlete.com haha.

  • Towelie


  • bdub

    Co-sign LA Huey.

  • jdubbs29

    The new owner needs to call Dan Snyder for how to land high priced free agents and ask him how that worked out for him.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    co-sign LA Huey

  • Tsenguunb

    Dont trade curry. Hes young up and coming player. I know hes been su par this year. But he has been injured. Monta on the other hand relies too much on his atlethism. Dont want to part with either of these guys but

  • retrobat

    Co-sign LA Huey.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    I have a feeling they won’t trade Curry. I have a feeling they WILL trade Monta.

  • flipnoyce

    So they should get a defensive 3 and 5 to compensate for their 1 and 2 since they already have David Lee doing all their rebounds. They had a good team and they broke it off.That team was the team that upset the Mavs.

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    Co-sign LA Huey

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    Peja and Antoine Walker are on the market, you know…

  • 1982

    “They’re stupid to publicly put every player on the trade block. I hope those “be loyal to your team” observers are taking note here.”

  • yes.we.did.

    Cosign LA Huey

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Co-sign everyone who co-signed LA Huey

  • robb

    Carmelo’s a phenomenal scorer but he’s not a superstar. That’s what his agents say, but he’s not.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    I agree that huey is correct. ……… They should trade d wright while his stock is really high.

  • Keith Bogans

    Co-sign Enigmatic for Co-signing everyone who co-signed LA Huey

  • logues

    Co-sign Keith Bogans… wait Keith Bogans sucks, nevermind i take that back

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Monta should be traded, he just scores points, plays no defense and to me plays like a selfish overrated YMCA player, that can only score and gets picks first, but people hate to play with him. Curry is a point guard that can shoot, pass, working on defense. Warriors need a big shooting guard, that can play defense and score. BOOK IT!

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Co sign logues for cosigning Keith bogans who cosigned Enigmatic who cosigned everybody that cosigned LA Huey..(deep breath)

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    plus- Keith, whats up with that big-a$$ mole on the side of your head? Might wanna get that checked out.. =P

  • Gregg

    Sign Lebron!

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    LA Huey must have some serious credit problems with all these co-signers… but add me to the list.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Must be the sh*tty recession, Allen.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Co-sign LA Huey.

  • Towelie

    Dear The Seed: Your mother should’ve swallowed you.

  • Justin

    Co-sign Towelie

  • smik

    Co-sign Towelie, lmao im in tears.

  • Saami

    Sophomore slump for curry!? One more point, same rebounds and assists in three less minutes? Doesnt sound too bad…

  • hoodsnake

    Co-sign the poster who said they are stupid…

  • theDankerNuggets

    d*mn! just when i was considering getting an Ellis jersey

  • Shem

    Really? You guys don’t think if they trade david lee and get an inside presence as well as a player that can hold their man at the 3 they could be a decent defensive team? The Heat play with a 6’4 Dwade and Carlos Arroyo/ Chalmers. Of course Wade is much better on d then Ellis but I think they can make it work.

  • Wierdo

    It would be STUPID to trade Ellis or Curry their both 20 point scorers a night. They should trade Biedrins and Ekpe Udoh to the Wizards for McGee and Blatche.

  • Wierdo

    Trade Curry to Denver for JR Smith!!!!!!!

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