Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Amundson Signs with Warriors Giving Them an Even Six PFs

Has Dave Kahn overtaken the Warriors front office without anyone knowing? Unlikely, but I'm not ruling it out.
The team recently signed free agent power forward Louis Amundson despite already having a plethora of players at the position on the roster:
David Lee: The big ticket acquisition (via trade) of the offseason.
Ekpe Udoh: The 2010 first round pick.
Brandan Wright: The 2007 first round pick.
Vladimir Radmanovich: The guy who's been around forever.
Dan Gadzuric: The other PF acquired via trade this offseason. 
By my count, that's six.
Pair them with Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis, Charlie Bell, Reggie Williams and Jeremy Lin - players probably best suited to play shooting guard - and we realize the Kahn Theory isn't so far off base. The team is extremely solid at two positions and bare at the rest.
Now, if Kahn is really running both clubs, he could make things all right by trading his excess with the Wolves for his excess with the Warriors. 
Check out the point guards and small forwards in Minnesota:
PGs: Jonny Flynn, Luke Ridnour, Sebastian Telfair
SFs: Wesley Johnson, Lazar Hayward, Corey Brewer, Martell Wesbter
What about something simple: Martell Webster for Monta Ellis?
Golden State gets cap relief (and ball hog relief thus keeping Steph Curry happy) and a contributor at the 3. Starting 5 would be Curry, Reggie Williams, Webster, Lee, and Biedrins. Not incredible but at least they would be competitive until the summer when they could use some of their cap space.
Minnesota needs a scorer and Ellis provides just that. No free agents are going there anyway so they don't need the cap space. Call me crazy, but can't a team of Jonny Flynn, Ellis, Wesley Johnson, Michael Beasley, and Kevin Love at least sniff the playoffs?
Nah, that would make too much sense.

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