New Jersey sends:
He is the exact type of player Nellie
loves, a long 6'11" athletic big who can shoot from the perimeter, handle the rock, run the floor, create off the dribble, and oh yeah being in the Bay Area
w/ it's HUGE
Asian population would definitely be a big thing marketing-wise. Yi would fit in nicely at the PF
spot next Biendrins
where he could pull the defenders from the paint allowing Andris to continue doing damage on the boards.
2009 1st RD Draft Pick
(Dallas Mavericks or New Jersey Nets, whichever is higher)
What you see
is what you get
from Swift and although one of my fave in-game dunkers, he is a b-u-s-t
, no more the question of a "break out year" for him so if he plays and contributes, fine, if not, fine, his contribution would be his expiring contract.
Golden State sends:
The Warriors would now be able to move on
from the contract they rewarded Ellis w/ which he played so hard to deserve last season, only to squander it perhaps
in a motorcycle..errr..."moped"
accident. Selling point would be if Monta can come back 100%
from the accident and prove he hasn't lost a step and still has his shooting touch which was an incredible 50+% from the field, outstanding for a guard. Place Monta next to PG Devin Harris
and you have the fastest backcourt
in the NBA, bar-none, which would allow Vince Carter
to move to the SF
position...that would be killer.
This move would provide Golden State w/ a PF who could actually score
(better than their alternatives) and even perhaps
give the franchise a face
. Yi needs to be on a team where he can run and truly be used to his best and New Jersey isn't it. The Nets would instantly become one of the most exciting teams
to watch (again) w/ Harris running the break w/ Carter on one wing and Ellis on the other (and Williams trailing)....nice and this move also gives the (soon to be?) "Brooklyn"
Nets a PLAN B
just in case the 2010 free agents don't come knocking on their door.
Golden State Lineup:
Crawford/ Jackson/ Maggette/ Yi/ Biedrins
New Jersey Lineup:
Harris/ Ellis/ Carter/ Williams/ Lopez