Warriors in a bind: Do they know what to do with Anthony Randolph?

Tim Kawakami

Two NBA sources said today that it’s no coincidence that talk of a
possible Warriors interest in trading Randolph came up as Duffy
apparently made it known that the Randolph Camp is seriously thinking
about his extension possibilities when he becomes eligible after next
season.


He won’t be 22 until that summer, by the way.

The loose figures I heard: Duffy is mentioning 5 years, $60M or more, given Randolph’s size and unique skill set, and Duffy is saying that’s the money they want whether or not the Warriors get around to playing Randolph regularly by then.

So the Warriors are either not sure what to do with Randolph as a player, and they’re scared of the money, or they’re growing disappointed with him as a player and sure as hell won’t ever pay him that kind of cash.

But they also know that they cannot get fair value for Randolph in a trade.

I’ve heard Cleveland’s J.J. Hickson’s name come up as a straight up possibility and now, that is NOT getting value for Randolph.

The Warriors’ hopes are to package Randolph with Maggette (NOT Rowell’s fault!)–I think that’s his new full name, Corey Maggette Not Rowell’s Fault.

Surely that 5-year, $50M Maggette deal is not Rowell’s fault. Because the Warriors are saying so. Must be true.

But if Hickson is the caliber of player that might be available straight up for Randolph, what in the world would the Warriors get for Randolph + Maggette Not Rowell’s Fault?

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/kawakami/2009/12/18/warrios-in-a-bind-do-they-know-what-to-do-with-anthony-randolph/

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