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Maggette to Bucks is Done

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

Marcus Thompson

  • rock43

    Trade sounds good, but think about Harrington, Crawford and Jackson all were “black holes” who had no value and now, they are very good players in other systems. Corey scored for us, went to the bench without a complaint, switched between power and small forward and shot a high percentage. He had the 4th highest PER. And we got CRAP for him. He is going to go to the Bucks and become an all-star. And when is the last time we did ANYTHING with expiring contracts or trade exemption? NEVER. Owner SUCKS, team president SUCKS, GM is a glorified assistant coach and our coach WAS great, but is burnt out. Otherwise, we are in great shape. The talent is there.

  • robert rowell

    yeah, this deal is all about saving cash. the W’s are not interested in acquiring talent and apparently, the 15,000 drones that file into the Bore-icle Arena aren’t too terribly concerned by that fact.

    i wonder who the 5 d-league callups will be this season?

  • rock43

    Try this on for size:

    Trade Randolph, who needs a change of scenery, and our two expiring contracts to Philly for Brand and the #2 pick. Brand needs to get back to the western conf, played well towards the end of the year, is a quality person to train Wright, if we keep him, and Monroe. Take Turner with the #2 and Monroe with the #6. We now have young talent with super high basketball IQ, to go with Curry. We will be the best passing team in the league.

    Then, trade beidrins, ellis and possible wright and next years #1 to Wolves for Al Jefferson, gomes and some of their bad contracts.

    Your starting five would be curry, turner, williams, monroe and Jefferson with Buke, Morrow Tolliver, watson gomes Rony as your bench. Use the mid level for a quality wing and we are smart team that will just miss playoffs next year, but will have a similar season as the Thunder did this year in two years.

  • Inside9

    You say the Warriors need a “good big man” and a “good small forward”. Aren’t the names Randolph and Wright even worthy of discussion? They are certainly not “chopped liver” though I guess at this point in their careers neither of them have earned the label “good.” But hey, don’t expect most draft picks to receive that label in their first year. Please let’s not forget either Randolph or Wright. Watch, they’ll outplay our draft pick this year.

  • mclgsw

    This move is not about saving cash. You guys need to use your head rather then saying the first thing that comes to mind. In the NBA they have a thing called a SALARY CAP. This restricts teams from throwing money around at every player they want. Thus, you have to use your money wisely. Maggette=bad investment. Warriors traded for two contracts that expire much sooner then Maggette but in the short term they are actually taking on extra cap for future flexibility.

  • Lebron James

    All y’all some bitches

  • TownLove

    WTF?? Why is Cohan so worried about cutting future costs. There is a fire sale going on w/ the Dubs. Considering how well MAgette played last year, his contract was a bargain. He dominated when he played SF.

    You would think we could have atleast used him to move up in the draft.

    We are going backwards!!!

  • deano

    I cannot believe that there are so many posters who pan this trade. Maggette was dead weight, dragging down the the ball movement that Curry initiated. Buike and Williams are huge improvements at SF. His contract was so overpriced and lengthy that it was assumed that he was untradable. Yet Riley somehow found a sucker. This is as fine a trade as the one that sent Dampier to Dallas. GSW was never going to get a quality player for Maggette. Be glad that he’s gone and that the Warriors will have his salary to spend on another player in 2011-12 and 2012-13.

  • nharp

    you trolls. all bad

  • beatman

    wow. dknight007 please leave. although you seem different, im so tired of those laker fans who know nothing about the league and down every other team. if you think about it nearly every team in the league loses every single year. the Lakers (who buy championships) and Celtics are blessed to be different. the way i see it, laker fans can never relate to any other fans other than those in Boston, because their struggle is minute in comparison. the fans of these two teams should always be thankful humble and grateful for not being put through what other fans are.

    as far as the trade goes? simple. salary dump. wish we could have gotten something back, but i’ll take addition by subtraction at its rawest form. hopefully wright and randolph can bring it this year.

  • doob

    well said, Deano.

  • lobo

    please raise your hand if you thought the group of idiots in the front office would do something “smarter” than this….there is no bottom to the stupidity of this group. team gets two more stiffs for a decent player. there will be more…no free agent is coming to town without knowing who is running the show so don’t hold your breath..if they go into next season with the same cast of characters another 20 win season and more bs from fatso is on the horizon. i continue to contend that many of the injuries lingered because the guys have no desire to be here.

  • Dubs Downunder

    Good trade … its not about the talent. its about the business. sad but true state of affairs that is the NBA today.

    Randolph has bulked up 20lbs and according to Nelson, Wright was looking like a beast before injury LAST year.

    Wright will be good this year.
    Randolph will be good this year.
    Together they could be freakin AWESOME COMBO.
    And if not … lottery and player development here we come.

    Warriors need a new start … they get my love but NO CASH til theyre sold.

  • Hook Mitchell

    Atleast Maggette produced on the court.

    Since we got rid of his big contract, can we now afford to sign both Reggie Williams and Anthony tolliver to 2-3year contracts? I’m guessing they’d be cheap.

    In general I hate salary dumps but do understand what it tries to accomplish.

  • run_tmc

    Next to go is Monta to Memphis. That will free up cap space for Lebron. Before you laugh, think about Ellison and what he will do to get on national TV and win.

  • Legacy510

    Rock43 I agree with your post for the most part. But I’m not sure that Randolph would be enough to entice Philly to give up Turner. Monta, maybe, but I just don’t see Philly biting with Randolph as the bait.

  • Legacy510

    Demarcus Cousins is the smartest choice for the Warriors if he is available. I would trade Biedrins and Wright to move up to number 4 or 5 spot if possible. A 4/5 combo of Randolph and Cousins will give the Dubs a more equalizing force on the boards and the ability to compete with players like Bynum and Gasol on the defensive and rebounding side of things.

  • DKnight007

    beatman Says:
    June 23rd, 2010 at 12:19 am
    wow. dknight007 please leave. although you seem different, im so tired of those laker fans who know nothing about the league and down every other team. if you think about it nearly every team in the league loses every single year. the Lakers (who buy championships) and Celtics are blessed to be different. the way i see it, laker fans can never relate to any other fans other than those in Boston, because their struggle is minute in comparison. the fans of these two teams should always be thankful humble and grateful for not being put through what other fans are.

    as far as the trade goes? simple. salary dump. wish we could have gotten something back, but i’ll take addition by subtraction at its rawest form. hopefully wright and randolph can bring it this year.

    ^^^^^^^
    Nah….I’m not leaving since your are WRONG!

    I know more about the NBA than most of you delusional clowns in here who have been violated year in and year out by this sorry W franchise.

    I predicted when both Baron and Mullin left, that it would spell doom for this franchise again and guess what?

    It DID!

    Don’t blame the Lakers organization for the massive SCREW ups of the Warriors organization and the SCREWING of the Cohan led front office of the fans as well.

  • DKnight007

    Does this sorry organization want a fresh start and try and save face to the fans?

    TRADE ELLIS and the 6th pick to Philly for the 2nd pick overall and draft EVAN TURNER!

    The Warriors would then have a GREAT young nucleus to work with and keep for at least 5 years (hopefully) with Curry, Turner, and Randolph. Then hope Wright and Biedrins come back strong!

  • DKnight007

    Harp’s Dubs Says:
    June 22nd, 2010 at 4:18 pm
    @DKnight007: Monta and the #6 for Evan Turner sounds great, but doesn’t work because of the salary differences. #6 and Randolph would work OR Monta, Randolph and #6 for Turner and Elton Brand.

    ^^^^^^^^
    Wake up people! Ellis doesn’t want to be here….so he needs to be traded to try and get EVAN TURNER!

  • DKnight007

    beatman Says:
    June 23rd, 2010 at 12:19 am
    wow. dknight007 please leave. although you seem different, im so tired of those laker fans who know nothing about the league and down every other team. if you think about it nearly every team in the league loses every single year. the Lakers (who buy championships) and Celtics are blessed to be different. the way i see it, laker fans can never relate to any other fans other than those in Boston, because their struggle is minute in comparison. the fans of these two teams should always be thankful humble and grateful for not being put through what other fans are.

    as far as the trade goes? simple. salary dump. wish we could have gotten something back, but i’ll take addition by subtraction at its rawest form. hopefully wright and randolph can bring it this year.

    ^^^^^^^^
    I can’t wait until the Warriors are sold and hopefully the front office house cleaning begins including the firing of lap dog Bob Fitzergald! haha

  • DKnight007

    run_tmc Says:
    June 23rd, 2010 at 8:58 am
    Next to go is Monta to Memphis. That will free up cap space for Lebron. Before you laugh, think about Ellison and what he will do to get on national TV and win.

    ^^^^^^^^
    I will choose to laugh because it is too damn funny!

    LMAO!!!

  • DKnight007

    Ellis and the #6 pick to Philly for the #2 pick so the Warriors can draft EVAN TURNER!!

    Make it happen Warrior front office idiots to make the new owner(s)happy or this organization will continue to suck!

  • Legacy510

    # DKnight007 Says:
    June 23rd, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Ellis and the #6 pick to Philly for the #2 pick so the Warriors can draft EVAN TURNER!!

    Make it happen Warrior front office idiots to make the new owner(s)happy or this organization will continue to suck!
    _______________________________________________________
    I would love to see this happen DKnight, but the reality is that the Warriors need a Big Man that can rebound and be a true inside force. I’m sorry but Biedrins IS NOT the answer. I’m willing to give Randolph and maybe even Wright another year to see what they can do, but Biedrins just isn’t what we need in the middle. I think Demarcys Cousins is a more realistic and necessary commodity for us right now.

  • DKnight007

    Legacy510 Says:
    June 23rd, 2010 at 4:11 pm
    # DKnight007 Says:
    June 23rd, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Ellis and the #6 pick to Philly for the #2 pick so the Warriors can draft EVAN TURNER!!

    Make it happen Warrior front office idiots to make the new owner(s)happy or this organization will continue to suck!
    _______________________________________________________
    I would love to see this happen DKnight, but the reality is that the Warriors need a Big Man that can rebound and be a true inside force. I’m sorry but Biedrins IS NOT the answer. I’m willing to give Randolph and maybe even Wright another year to see what they can do, but Biedrins just isn’t what we need in the middle. I think Demarcys Cousins is a more realistic and necessary commodity for us right now.

    ^^^^^^^^
    Haven’t the Warriors needs a big man for the past 15 years??

    Drafting a big man with Nellie around is a waste of time because he can’t develop athletic big men….he just mind screws them!

    Rather have EVAN TURNER ahead of Ellis and Cousins/Monroe.

    Ellis does NOT want to be on the Warriors!