Every day, Pick and Popovich will post one fake trade and explain why it makes sense for every team involved to make it. There are no parameters beyond fitting within the salary cap. Sometimes the trades will involve stars, others role players. They are not grounded in actual rumors, they just make sense on paper.
Sacramento Kings Receive: Golden State Warriors Receive:
Jason Thompson Marco Belinelli
Why Golden State Would Make This Trade: I know it’s nitpicking, especially for a team that’s going to win 73 games, but the Warriors could really stand to improve those Brandon Rush minutes. Belinelli fits their system, and plus, the Kings don’t deserve nice things, so come on, send Marco to a contender.
Why Sacramento Would Make This Trade: What do the Kings need with Marco Belinelli? They’re holding him hostage at this point. I get needing to save face and spending your cap space when you make a dumb trade to get it, but the summer’s over, just go get a young guy and move on.