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Philly Wants Beans

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the 76ers have Andris Biedrins on their radar. That got me to thinking about who I would want from Philly.
Provided they aren’t parting with Andre Iguodala, there is one players who I might be willing to let Beans go for: Andre Miller.
It may match straight up, depending on how Biedrins’ contract is restructured. But Miller is perfect. He can play both guard positions, and is big enough to defend two guards – which means Monta can play shooting guard on offense and defend the point guard on defense. Miller is a proven baller, so he brings experience and an ability to dominate.
The Warriors would have to sign Miller to an extension, as this is his last year, but I’d look seriously into that. Miller is a great option to replace Baron. And with Biedrins’ cap hold gone, the Warriors will still have money to spend on a big man (someone like Marcus Camby) and Corey Maggette.

Marcus Thompson

  • john

    Does this sound familiar? Warriors trade a big man just reaching his prime who goes on to a great career, including many rings, with another team. Fortunately, I believe Mullin this time(not like J Rich) that he is keeping beans in a Warriors uniform.

  • joe

    Who would trade a “big” for a “small”?
    We’d have Al Harrington at Center.

  • manhattanproj

    definitely dont agree with trading beans. he’s too young, too valuable to the team.

    even with miller, w’s wont contend for a playoff spot.

    keep beans and develop him alongside wright and randolph.

  • Niners in 2009

    Andre Miller would be nice, but Biedrins goes nowhere! We could get him for less, I bet the would love to unload Miller on us if it gives them more capspace to go after Josh Smith. They have Louis Williams waiting in the wings(who also needs to get paid).

    And please stop calling him BEANS. Thats the worst nickname in the history of the universe.

  • nickj

    Not a good Idea period. why would you trade someone who is only 21 and reaching their stride for an experienced point guard on the decline? Makes little sense regardless of what he can do at this point. The warriors aren’t championship worthy at this point and miller does not bring to the table what Baron did so I say resoundly NO!

  • zgreat

    You’d let a young Beans go for Andre Miller who probably only has a few years left in the league? Is your last name Sabean? That type of short term thinking will kill a franchise in the long run.

  • Marcus

    Knew I could get you guys going!!!

  • Josh

    Biedins and Monta are going nowhere. It’s all about who they get with the space not who they loose. Altough harrington is a good option to trade.

  • commish

    Ok, so it was a joke. And I wouldn’t dream of doing it, but…..

    If you made that trade (with Philly throwing in an unprotected first rounder) we could go after Okafor. Certainly a different skill set, but there are very few teams who wouldn’t want him at the 5.

  • Twinkie defense

    NO! NONONONONO! NO, just NO Tim.

  • Twinkie defense

    I mean Marcus.

    PS his nickname is Goose.

    Philly, no Goose for you!

  • Son of Ahmed

    Uh, no.

  • zgreat

    Marcus April Fool’s Day was over three months ago. :p You got me.

  • Valr

    Trading away the only good center we have? Still hungover from last night?

  • Chris Gatling’s headband

    Are you implying that Beans is nowhere near as good as us fans think he is? Are you and Nelson in on this inside info?

  • aNTHOS

    i say we go after shaun livingston for help at the point or trade for jamal crawford and sign maggette we vouild trade for crawford and sign livingston and still sign maggette we would be in pretty good shape if we did that

  • Vince

    Trading Biedrins for Miller is an extremely lousy idea. Luckily you are not the GM.

  • http://www.girlsrockmovie.com Arne

    Marcus, you are on crack.

  • http://insidethewarriors upshaw

    I think we should go after maggette never trade BIEDRINS we will be ok

  • Mark Price meets Van Exel

    Yeah, that idea is weak. Also, on a side note, this Elton Brand speculation is bogus.
    The Warriors have no real intention to sign him. Just another was to distract Warrior fans like they did with the J-Rich trade and the KG rumors. They just are planting fake trade rumors so we don’t hold them accountable for this Baron travesty. The Warrior fans need to start showing up with signs and demanding more from Cohan.
    The last real free agent that came to the Dubs was Fisher. Before that it was Claxton.

    The owner is continuing to add to his solid reputation.

  • Harper

    Um….Miller is a walk-it-up type player who lives in a grind-it-out halfcourt set. Last I checked, Nellie was still coaching this team. Remember the last time when a stupid personnel decision (Cuban with Nash) made him retire?

  • CalifOrange

    Biedrins isn’t going anywhere. He’s restricted and they’d get a lot more than just Andre Miller for him if there’s a sign and trade. Miller’s good but Biedrins is a solid starter for the next 10 years!

    I think the move to make is trading Harrington to the Knicks for Jamaal Crawford and David Lee. Sign Biedrins, Ellis and Azabuike then go after Dooling.

    They get younger, and in my opinion better, while staying way under the cap.

    PG: Dooling, Ellis, Watson, Crawford,
    SG: Ellis, Crawford, Azabuike, Belinelli, Jackson
    SF: Jackson, Azabuike, Randolph
    PF: Lee, Wright, Hendrix, Randolph
    C: Biedrins, Petrovic, Hendrix, Wright

    That’s 13 guys under contract and a lot of flexibility.

  • Ryan

    califorange, idk about that man. i would love lee but im not a big fan of crawford, though neither of biedrins, who knows may be a good move. but man NEVER EVER EVER SAY ANDRE MILLER CAN REPLACE BOOM BOOM DIZZLE!!! NEVER AGAIN I WILL MISS BARON UNTIL HE REQUIRES AND I WILL GIVE HIM A STANDING OVATION WHEN THE CLIPS COME(buying that ticket specifically)

  • nickj

    You just might be on to something there. It looks as though there’s alot of flexibility in that lineup up and down the roster. And with the way Nelson likes to Dick around with everything there could be a ton of mismatches or at leat the possibilities of them. However the numbers for Crawford, Lee vs Harrington do they match up?

  • Scott

    Although Miller is not a bad fit…a big HELL NO to the Biedrins trade!!

  • Robo

    D’Antoni and Nelson are the same kind of coach, so Harrington for Crawford and Lee doesn’t make much sense. And though the contracts match up now, the W’s would have to spend more money in the near future to re-sign Lee.

    Also, the last time I checked, the only teams to win an NBA championship either built their team through the draft, or landed an MVP player through free agency, or a combination of both:

    88-89, 02-03, 04-05, 06-07 Spurs – Duncan (MVP), Ginobili, Parker (MVP)
    05-06 Heat – O’Neal (FA), Wade (MVP)
    99-00, 00-01, 01-02 Lakers – O’Neal (MVP), Bryant
    90-91, 91-92, 92-93, 9-96, 96-97, 97-98 Bulls – Jordan (MVP), Pippen
    93-94, 94-95 Rockets – Olajuwan (MVP)

    The W’s need to do the following:
    1. Stay the course by playing their young guys and building on their core.
    2. Save their free agent money for 2010: Pierce, JRich, LeBron, Dirk, Tayshaun, Yao, Kobe, DWade, Redd, Amare, Parker, Bosh, Kirilenko, and Caron are all unrestricted free agents.
    3. Find a point guard who can play Nellie ball i.e. Nash, Paul, or Harris.
    4. Find a coach who can coach like Nellie i.e. D’Antoni

  • the evil monkey

    #21 i dont know about the rest of your list, but JRich isn’t a FA in 2010 according to hoopshype, http://hoopshype.com/salaries/charlotte.htm he’s 2011. I’d rather have Joe Johnson (FA 2010) over JR or Redd at the 2 spot. At least he plays defense.

  • justin

    Trade Harrington for Andre Miller, that works great for both teams, then offer josh smith a monster contract that niether philly or atlanta can match. a startin five of:

    C- Andris Biedrins
    PF- Josh Smith
    SF- Stephen Jackson
    SG- Monta Ellis
    PG- Andre Miller

    A team that could average just as many points as last years squad, but play some stellar D at the same time, which the Boston Celtics just proved wins the title!

  • frank

    Marcus,

    Don’t ever write your opinion on the NBA ever again.

    Frank

  • Don

    Justin’s suggestion is great. Lets go for it. I’d rather trade Al H for AM rather than AB and then go for Josh Smith at PF.

    Hope CM is working on such deal.

  • darkknight01

    Trade Harrington for Billups if anything….

  • Arroyo

    Harrington for Hinrich could happen, or maybe a lesser deal for Raymond Felton.

    Biedrins (21 years old and 6’11″) for an aging point like Miller? No no no no, I can’t take it no more, I’m tired of waking up on the floor, no thank you please …… PLEASE, don’t do it.