Golden State Warriors: 3 Trades That Will Never Happen


There is still about a month to go before the NBA Draft and free agency period, so these are slow news days when it comes to the Golden State Warriors.

Therefore, we have concocted some wild trade scenarios for the Warriors, just for the hell of it.

These trades are ridiculous and will likely never happen, but it’s nice to dream about it.

Jun 1, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) reacts during the second half in game six of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Pacers won 91-77. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

C Andrew Bogut and SF Harrison Barnes for SF LeBron James 

Imagine this storyline: LeBron and the Heat lose to the Spurs in the Finals, LeBron has had enough of Dwayne “My knees are killing me” Wade and Chris “I’m seven-feet but hang out at the 3-point line” Bosh.

LeBron demands a trade, and chooses the Golden State Warriors.  The Warriors have shown enough this postseason to attract the biggest names of the NBA.

Also, as much as I love Harrison Barnes and his upside, if the Warriors can trade for a superstar, Barnes is not untouchable.  As for Andrew Bogut, the jury is still out on him.

Imagine James and Stephen Curry lighting up Oracle Arena and the new San Francisco arena.

C Andris Biedrins, C Andrew Bogut, and PF David Lee for C Tyson Chandler and SF Carmelo Anthony

After a postseason run without David Lee, has he become expendable?

Imagine a small-ball lineup with Carmelo, Barnes, Thompson, and Curry.  Carmelo can hold his own in the post and bang with the big boys.  Tyson Chandler is much more consistent and in better shape than Andrew Bogut.

Finally, maybe a change of scenery plus a new hairdo (the combover has got to go) is all Biedrins needs to get back to his old self.

PF David Lee for C Brook Lopez 

Mar 29, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) looks to shoot the ball as Denver Nuggets center Kosta Koufos (right) plays defense during the second half at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 109-87. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The idea of having an All-Star center is just bizarre for the Warriors, but an All-Star center is much more valuable than an All-Star power forward.

Brook Lopez is no Roy Hibbert, but he can man the middle of the Warriors defense.  Also, Lopez has more offensive game than any of the Warriors centers combined, plus, the former Stanford Cardinal shot 78% from the charity stripe!

As much as I love Lee, he can be replaced; just give Carl Landry the starting PF role.


It’s fun to think about trades for the Warriors because the ownership group wants to win, players are more inclined to play here now, and Mark Jackson is a helluva coach to play for.

Also, Biedrins, Bogut, and Richard Jefferson all have expiring contracts, and a trade seems destined to happen.

Just don’t take these suggestions too seriously.