The Milwaukee Bucks just agreed to send center Dan Gadzuric and Charlie Bell to the Warriors for Corey Maggette. The Warriors get rid of one of their biggest contracts (3 years, $31 million), which aids in their bid to add a difference maker this offseason.
So here is a bunch of random info you might be interested in concerning this trade:
* Maggette had three years left worth $30.78 million ($9.6M, $10.262M, $10.924M)
* Charlie Bell had two years left worth $7.9 million ($3.844M, $4.092M). Warriors have to pay a 15% trade kicker on Bell’s contract. So the first year actually costs the Warriors $4.42 million
* Dan Gadzuric has one year left worth $7.243 million
* For next season, the Warriors add $2M to their cap figure, pushing them just above $55M. (Bell/Gadzuric is due $11.6M in exchange for Maggette’s $9.6M)
* They got about $2M from Portland in the swap of second-round picks Monday
* Warriors will save more than $6 million in cap space for 2011-12, and Maggette’s entire $10.9 million salary for the 2012-13 season
* The Warriors now have Andris Biedrins, Ronny Turiaf and Gadzuric at center. That means Chris Hunter likely won’t be back. If they draft a center Thursday, someone will have to go. That would be $23 million on the center position for next season, including the rookie scale salary for the No. 6 pick (plus 20%)
* If Warriors draft a PF, that would likely spell the end of Anthony Tolliver’s will be back. TThe D-League call-up who impressed the Warriors last year won’t have minutes on the Warriors’ roster unless someone is traded. That is probably the case even if the Warriors draft a center, since Cousins and Monroe could see time at PF. The Warriors certainly aren’t going to bid for him
* The Warriors now have three guards who can/will play the point position (Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis and Charlie Bell). That means restricted free agent C.J. Watson will probably be allowed to sign elsewhere without concern over the Warriors’ matching. Last offseason, Watson could not get a team to sign him to an offer sheet because it was understood the Warriors would match
* Gadzuric, Azubuike, and forward Vladimir Radmanovic (who is expected to exercise his $6.9 million player option) represent some $17.5 million in expiring contracts. They can’t use Gadzuric in a trade for two months, though
* The Warriors’ SFs are Kelenna Azubuike and Reggie Williams, the former coming off major knee surgery and the latter yet to log a full NBA season. Vladimir can also play SF. In any case, they really need a SF. Riley said he will be making some calls when I asked him will he try harder to move up. He did say he feels like he’s offered the most he’s willing to offer to move up, so he won’t be adding deal sweetners even though he really needs a SF now.
* If the Warriors two major needs is a good big man and a good small forward, the goal has to be get one in the draft, one in a trade. They could manuever their way into one of the SFs in the draft and scour the landscape for a big man starting July. Or they could fill their big man hole in the draft and go fishing for a veteran SF. The latter seems more feasible. Veteran big men will be high in demand and harder for the Warriors to get