Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 at 2:31 pm  |  41 responses

Report: Warriors Interested in Iguodala, Granger, Gay, Batum, Smith

The Contra Costa Times reports that Golden State will shop its No. 7 Draft pick to get a veteran small forward. The Warriors certainly are not aiming low: “The Warriors will also explore using the No. 7 pick to get a veteran. The Warriors’ starting lineup — which is already set at four positions with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, David Lee and Andrew Bogut — is in desperate need of athleticism and experience. So Golden State may not want to give such a prime position to a rookie. Golden State has long since had interest in Philadelphia’s Andre Iguodala, who is exactly the playmaking athlete the Warriors need at small forward. Other small forwards high on their list, according to league sources, are Portland’s Nick Batum, Indiana’s Danny Granger and Memphis’ Rudy Gay. And don’t be surprised if the Warriors make a play for Atlanta forward Josh Smith.”

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  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    Warriors could be a sleeper team next year. However, given their recent history, most likely not.

  • LAguneroFan

    Batum would make the most sense because all of those other teams are only getting better year by year. They definetely dont want to get younger. If it were the No. 1 pick though…

  • Mega

    They r one SF away from an all caucasian starting 5! Who was the last team to do that? utah?

  • j.king

    @mega stephen curry is mixed…duh!

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    read: we r desperate for a small forward

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    so is clay thompson

  • https://twitter.com/#!/D12FSU D12FSU

    Unless Portland is really high on Batum, I’d take that trade, then they’d have 3 of the top 11 picks in a great draft

  • Guest

    jerry west has thee Eye for talent. with him running your operation, your a contender forsure

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    Co-sign Caboose. If this team can stay healthy, they can be a dangerous team. It’s too bad most of their talent have struggled with so many injuries.

  • Wet

    Philly will probably consider this, they’ve been trying to unload iggy for a while. He had a great playoff’s, but I think he’s fit for a team as a third option.

  • sid

    @LAgunero Phi, Atl, and Port are not on their way up. Phi was virtually the exact same team from 10/11 that lost in 5 to #2Mia. The only difference being that they profited from an injury hampered (rose, noah) #1Chi and a weak east conf outside of Mia and Chi. Atl is still stuck on neutral and I don`t know where Port is headed.

  • sid

    in fact Phi has been trying to trade iggy since forever or the last 2 or 3 offseasons.

  • gusisit

    the only realistic players they could get are josh smith or batum, the rest of the players are on teams only getting better and better, i would say you could get batum with the draft pick because it would be tempting to the blazers to have pick 6,7,11 but im not sure you can trade rfa

  • J. Lee

    This could be the Brooklyn Nets opportunity to get a first round draft pick. See if they will take Gerald Wallace.

  • http://slamonline slams chuck barkley

    Josh smith would make the impact out of all these guys and would make dem a playoff team

  • sid

    @wet I hope phi realizes that because iggy has always been a 3rd option at best.

  • http://www.slamonline.com keep it real

    Best bet is to trade Steph curry and the 7 pick to Portland for batum

  • sid

    @keepitreal steph + #7 pick? Thats too uch for batum. either one or the other.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    At the same damn time!

  • sid


  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Warriors could get Gay just in time for their move to San Francisco! :D (sorry, trollin’)

  • http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/35159/roses-sweet-game-continues-bulls-roll nbk


  • Hart

    Batum would be a great fit in GS. GS will make the playoffs as 8th seed next year

  • MeloMan15

    are you guys high? Steph is way better than batum

  • http://slamonline.com Datkid

    lmaoooo at bossterry…. but nah in all seriousness get Iggy. they’ve wanted him forever. they can put him at the 1 and slide Curry over to the 2 w/o getting worse on Defense. in fact maybe shop Klay Thompson around too.. see what they can get for him. If Iggy isn’t a possibility, they should go after batum who should fit almost as well into they’re offense and give them a lockdown defender. If neither of those people are available they go grab Josh Smith. Actually they should probably go grab smith before they grab batum. I hear they have they’re eye on Gay, which is an OK option and he’ll fit into any offense and defense well… but at the same time, he never seems like he’ll ever get better either.

  • http://slamonline.com Datkid

    and danny granger used to be my dude… but getting him is probably a mistake. 1.Iggy,Smith,Batum,Gay and whoever isn’t danny granger.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    As a Blazer fan, I don’t think Batum is going anywhere.. I’m pretty sure the Blazers are ready to pay him, if he wasn’t in the long-term plan, Wallace would still be on the team…

  • Billy Hoyle

    I’m glad the Warriors are trading the draft pick, we have no luck in the draft whatsoever…we would’ve ended up drafting some Euro player once again tried em out for awhile they would have a few good games then put them on the trading block after 2 seasons


    iggy would be dangerous in San Francisco i mean GSW uniform.

  • http://www.nba.com Shadojoker

    Iggy to Chi-town make it happen..

  • RunNGun

    Batum wants out in Portland. Portland likely will match.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Primoz Brezec

    haha, if he goes to san fran, i see rudy gay leading the league in jersey sales

  • AiRsMiTh

    I’m blown away by the maturity of folks

  • http://slamonline.com TBRK

    by the way Steph ain’t mixed, he’s a 75 percenter

  • http://360special.blogspot.ca dev0

    It’ll really show how strong these teams think the draft is, if they’re willing to part with a bonafide starting 3 for the #7 overall pick. I mean it’s a solid class, but I wouldn’t give up any of those aforementioned SFs for a #7 pick

  • sid

    @devo I agree. I understand what all the so-called experts are saying about how deep this draft is but it seems like an average draft with depth. Its being a little over-hyped maybe to compensate for the lackluster 2011 nba class.

  • Amare stoudemire is a dumbass

    The warriors are seriously overvaluing the 7th pick the players available around that area are only good for being a role player or at best a solid starter(eric gordon and steph curry are the exception but cant stay healthy).All the players listed are not going to be a for the 7th pick kind of option as they could get better players/options with the exception of battum who could just sign with the warriors I believe but I think the blazers would force a sign and trade before this happens.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Shu

    LMAO @primoz… Just wonderin why they don’t just draft a SF? Barnes/Sullinger can’t be that much worse than those mentioned, and they cost 3-4x more per season. Both should be available at the 7th pick. Maybe the opposite is true, ATL needs cap relief, so should MEM, PHI has Thad and Turner that need to get paid soon. Depending on how much Hibbert commands, but I can’t see Granger as an expendable piece on IND.

  • dsleepy

    confused. getting iggy would make them a 2nd round exit at best. keep the pick and build around steph curry.

  • Andres Nocioni

    @Shu….they want a veteren rather than a rookie because of how young they are. Veteren leadership goes a long way on a young team.

  • retrobat

    @ TBRK – If Steph is 75% of something and 25% of another…how is that not a mix?