While it is a long shot, and would be a very bold/stupid move by the Golden State Warriors, but Warriors owner Joe Lacob told Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News that the Warriors have the best assets to land Carmelo Anthony – hinting that they would be more willing to trade Stephen Curry than Monte Ellis.
It wouldn’t make much sense for the Warriors to make a trade of that magnitude, but Curry would be the best asset made available to the Nuggets. Curry, who is a deadly shooter, is averaging 17.9 points and six assists a game while shooting .459 from the field, .417 from behind the arc and .922 from the charity stripe – and according to Lacob isn’t playing up to standards set for him from last year.
One issue the Warriors have is the lack of size in the backcourt with both Ellis and Curry being listed at 6-foot-3, and if the Nuggets do land Curry they may also have the same problem especially if they trade Chauncey Billups and start Ty Lawson, who is listed at 6-0.
While it isn’t very likely, it is very intriguing idea, and for any trade to work it would probably have to include Billups and the Nuggets may also be able to add Al Harrington in the trade.