http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/sports/columnists/tim_kawakami/13230141.htmThe Warriors could give up a soon-to-be All-Star (Richardson), a shooting forward with Midwestern appeal (Murphy, a Notre Dame product), either Diogu, Andris Biedrins or Chris Taft and a couple of No. 1 picks.
As an added bonus, the Warriors could offer to take back the chunky long-term salaries of Trenton Hassell and Mark Madsen and give Minnesota Adonal Foyle, if it wants a center.
It could definitely work under salary-cap rules, and nobody in the East Bay should be worried about the $66 million Garnett is owed through the 2008-09 season, which is also the length of Davis' deal.
A projected Warriors post-trade lineup: Garnett, Biedrins, Mike Dunleavy, Mickael Pietrus and Davis. With possibly Taft, Hassell, Zarko Cabarkapa, Madsen and Derek Fisher coming off the bench.
Mullin would be crazy not to offer that deal or something similar, and Mullin isn't crazy. Of course, after failing to land Jamaal Magloire, he could also be in the market for Toronto's Chris Bosh.
But Garnett is everybody's top target and Mullin relishes being the hot market's gutsiest bidder.