What's funny here is the amount of "Nate Robinson needs to play in this Warriors system" jokes I heard last night.
The obvious target on the Warriors for the Celtics is Dorrell Wright. He would fill the hole the C's have at the 3 and do so with the most significant scoring punch of any of the people rumored so far. He had 19 and 6 against the C's last night. He can hit the 3 and he can play some defense.
IF the C's can pry Wright away from Golden State for Nate and some sweeteners, then that would be a coup for Danny Ainge. Wright makes $3.5 million and a deal for Nate straight up works financially, but it doesn't make sense talent-wise. The C's would have to add something, perhaps draft picks, to make the deal more palatable for the Warriors. In the end, though, I'm see no reason for the Warriors to trade a kid who has finally started to live up to his promise as a 19th pick… unless they see this as some kind of aberration and they're planning on selling high.
No, I think this deal, if done, will be for someone else. Perhaps this wil be a move to shore up another weakness: Nate Robinson. Maybe trading away Nate is a way to upgrade Nate… which would mean Charlie Bell is the target, not Wright. He and Nate make almost the same money and they're both under contract for another year. He's never been a great shooter but he was somewhat productive in Milwaukee. And he's 6'3"… which will at least give the C's some length at the back-up 2 spot.
So if it's a trade for Bell, then we're basically giving up Nate for a bigger Nate that might not take 3's two seconds into the shot clock. I guess for our own health, that might not be a bad deal.