Wright & Belinelli might be traded?
Old 07-23-2009, 02:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wright & Belinelli might be traded?

I got this at RealGm and there's was no link, so take it with a grain of salt.

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Brandan Wright and Belinelli, both deep in Nelson's doghouse as they head into their third seasons, could be unofficial Dead Warriors Walking after Oct. 31.

That's the deadline for the Warriors to pick up their fourth-year options. No pick-up means the player becomes an unrestricted free agent next summer. It's your basic shout of no-confidence.

Even if one or both players' options are picked up, look for Nelson and Riley to try to move both
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Marco Belinelli: I think you can make an interesting case both ways whether or not to extend Belinelli. He is is definitely improving and showing some signs of life, but to me he's very, very replaceable. The Warriors could easily pluck someone from the NBDL that could given them better production than Belinelli. Am I just tossing that out for shock value (like I admittedly do sometimes)? Not this time. Exhibit A: Kelenna Azubuike. Exhibit B: C.J. Watson.

Belinelli was absolutely atrocious his rookie season, which completely erased his fool's gold summer league performance. However to his credit he rebounded extremely well his second season and dramatically improved. He had a nice little 15 game stretch in December where he put up 14.1 ppg, 3.2 assists : 2.1 turnovers, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.0 steals. (The fact that I'm saying those sub-mediocre numbers are a huge improvement over his rookie season and trying to give him some credit here should tell you something.)
S&T Delfino for Belinelli??
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd rather S&T Delfino for Kleiza. SG depth is ok, SF much less.

.40 Cal Flakes brought it up in http://www.raptorsforum.com/f/f5/rap...tml#post215979
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i support that notion.
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