Posted on: November 24, 2008 11:27 am
First Al Harrington, now Marcus Williams: The Boston Globe reports that Williams is the latest player to want out of Golden State, citing lack of a sustained opportunity to get plenty of minutes.
Williams' agent Bill Duffy said he asked the Warriors to trade his client, who was just acquired by the Warriors from New Jersey in July.
"It appeared to be an ideal fit for him over the summer after Baron Davis's absence," Duffy said. "Marcus has not had sustained opportunities. It's not his intention to leave, but it's important that he plays."
While Duffy confirmed that the Warriors have spoken with other teams about Williams, Warriors vice president Chris Mullin said Williams may want to wait a bit before rushing to judgment about his future as a Warrior.
"To me, he just needs a chance," said Mullin. "We're going to put another scorer [Jamal Crawford], sooner or later, on the floor. So we'll need another passer. It's still early. We're just 10 games in. I understand his frustration. There is a lot of situations where it can click."
Harrington was sent to the Knicks in exchange for Crawford late last week after repeatedly asking Warriors management to trade him.
Posted on: November 7, 2008 10:47 am
Multiple sources indicate that the New York Knicks are trying to put together a deal to bring disgruntled Golden State Warrior Al Harrington to the team. While the Knicks have great interest in Harrington, the sticking point appears to revolve around who the Warriors would get in return.
Newsday and the New York Daily News report that Knicks president Donnie Walsh would like to trade center Eddy Curry for Harrington, since the benched center's salary is a close match with Harrington's. Newsday reported that a league source said Walsh spoke with Warriors executive Chris Mullin about a deal last week, and Mullin told Walsh he'd have to get back to him. At this point, it appears the Warriors have little to no interest in Curry.
The Knicks may need a third team involved in the trade to make a deal happen. The Charlotte Observer reported this week that the Bobcats might want in on the deal so they can get Curry. Newsday added that it's been very difficult for Walsh to put together deals since, as an unnamed league source said, "the entire league knows he's trying to move players."
Posted on: October 29, 2008 11:26 am
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the Warriors confirmed on Tuesday that Al Harrington and his agent, Dan Fegan, met with Warriors vice president Chris Mullin to repeat his request to get traded to another team, citing his unhappiness with coach Don Nelson.
Harrington confirmed his wish to move on from Golden State in comments to the Chronicle.
"If you ask me if I want to be traded, I've been wanting to be traded since the end of last season," Harrington said. "With everything that happened in the summer and coming into training camp, I was hoping things were going to work out between me and Nellie, but I don't think that's going to happen. It is what it is. That's being all the way honest. That's putting it out there. Do I think that Al might have to be traded? Do I think it's going to work with me and Nellie? I don't think so. That's how I feel."