“With all this weird discussion about next year going on in your blog and some in the GSoM blog, like trading for KG and so on, I might as well ask: In general, in your opinion, who has a greater trade value (in general), Monta or AB? And who would the Warriors miss more?” — commish
This is a tough one, because both players are the types that make coaches and GMs salivate. Size and scoring are the two most desired commodities in the league. Andris has size, Monta has the knack for scoring. In the end, I’d have to say Monta has the greater value because he has the more recognizable name.
You get paid in the NBA based on potential. Monta’s potential is tangible, enticing. You can see Ellis molding into the next Gilbert Arenas, Allen Iverson. You can see Biedrins molding into the next … you just don’t know.
You can’t really put a finger on how good Andris could be, and you can’t overlook the fact that this maybe who he’s going to be — an energy player. Because of that, I think Monta might be more attractive.
But then again, Andris is 6-11 and can rebound. That’s enticing, too, and what the Warriors would miss most.