Originally posted by SF69ers:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
I cant help but remember how many people in the WZ thought the Monta for Bogut trade was just horrible. You know who you are! That deal was brillant and you have to give ownership and management credit for pulling it off.
WIthout that trade:
No Legit Starting Center
No Harrision Barnes
No Festes Ezeli
2 Small Undersized guards
NO PLAYOFFS and a BLEAK FUTURE
I was one of those people. Monta was my favorite Warrior and at some point, I knew we were going to trade him just because his name was on the trade block every year. Reason I hated the trade was because it netted us Captain Jack (who I despised already) and Bogut (who I felt was injury prone).
I admitted to eating crow and I hope that Bogut stays healthy and continues to come up huge for us in the playoffs.
Trust me.. there were others with far worse reactions that yours. I liked Monta too but I knew Curry or Monta had to go for a big man and I've always been a Curry guy. Now, this trade could have blown up in their faces too. They could have lost the coin flip or won 1 more game and lost out on Barnes. Or, he could have been taken already. Everything fell just right for the Warriors.
The other trade with San Antonio was REALLY ripped because the Warriors took on Jefferson's contract. I think that was also a great move because they got Ezeli, rid themselves of a cancer in SJax, and set themselves up to have a lot of money come off their books right before a great FA class.
I was really down on the Warriors future 2 years ago. But new ownership, bringing in Jerry West, hiring a smart young GM, making shrewd trades, and having an excellent draft class ( hell. Draymond Green in the 2nd rd!!!) has quickly turned things around. 2015 could really be the year where this team is a true contender for a title.