Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
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.
This is what gets me a bit excited. We have a young, explosive, athletic team with great chemistry. With a potential move to SF, I can see more free agents wanting to play here. Would LOVE to make a run at LeBron lol. I know the chances are slim, but a guy can dream.
I think what helps is having Bob Myers. An extremely underrated move, but the guy understands the business so well and can really attract free agents due to his past as an agent.