Okay obviously this source is sketchy but here is the link,
Essentially this article suggests that the warriors would be interested in a trade that would involve us sending captain Kirk to Golden State in exchange for Harrison Barnes. Now obviously I think this is a bunch of garbage and the writer wrote this just to draw some interest, but is there anyway this could actually work out? The trade would work out as far as salaries are concerned. But there is no way GS would take Kirk for Barnes right?
Well with the additions of Jordan Crawford and Iggy, Barnes does become somewhat more expendable. And I don't know about you guys, but I like the idea of having Barnes for a few years on a rookie contract. He is young, athletic, and has a lot of potential.
So here is my trade suggestion. Harrison Barnes + Jordan Crawford(or Brooks or another player of your choice.) in exchange for Kirk + Dunleavy + the Kings Pick(maybe a second rounder). The warriors have a win now mentality and I think this trade could benefit them. The warriors are a young team and the addition of Kirk and Dunleavy give them some veteran experience. Kirk can come off the bench behind Curry to effectively run the offense and offer some solid defense. Dunleavy would give them a solid shooter off the bench. If Dunleavy was in this lineup he would definitely get more open looks and he is a better shooter than Crawford and Barnes.
The trade would give the warriors a lineup of:
The Bulls would look like this:
Dj/mike james/ FA signing
This trade will save us a few bucks this season and it gives us some young talent that could really help this team in the long run, yet we would stay competitive in the short run. The one problem that this trade leaves us with is a backup pg for the rest of the season. I don't think James could hold down the fort for the rest of the season so maybe it's time for us to give Kalin Lucas a chance. We could also dig into free agency and pick up Sebastian Telfair, Jamaal Tinsley, or Rodrigue Beaubois. Jordan Crawford could also play some minutes at pg if needed.
Lets be honest guys, this trade is a long shot, but man it would be great if we could pull this off. Crawford would give us something fun to watch and Barnes has a lot of potential. Anyways what do you guys think?