Marcus Thompsen III just reported that the Warriors have agreed to send Corey Maggette and his 3 year/$31 million contract along with a 2nd round draft pick(44th overall) to the Milwaukee Bucks for Dan Gadzuric(1 yr./$7.5 mil) and Charlie Bell (2 yr./$8 mil).
I don’t agree with much of what the Warriors front office has done recently, but this is a definite win for the team. From an outsiders standpoint, the Warriors got nothing in return. But from a fans point of view, the Warriors just got rid of a forward who had no leadership skills, didn’t elevate his teammates, rarely passed up a shot whenever he touched the ball, was being paid starter money for a guy who should be a sixth man and who truly didn’t fit the team. Not to mention, he was the consolation prize for losing fan favorite Baron Davis, who would have resigned for $3 million more a year than what Rowell gave Maggette.
An added bonus, the Warriors found a way to become players in the 2011 free agency. Along with Gadzuric’s expiring contract, the Warriors have expiring contracts for Radmanovic and Azubuike, giving the team about $18 million coming off the books. Look for the team to buy out Charlie Bell to get even more under the cap.
Let’s just hope the Warriors will be sold by then, so good players may actually want to sign with the team.