Sunday , Jul , 20 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Warriors Looking to Acquire Louis Williams?


NBA front-office sources say that the Warriors — eager to add someone of quality to spare young Monta Ellis from inheriting all of Davis’ old ballhandling duties — are highly intrigued by the idea of signing Sixers guard Louis Williams to an offer sheet.

It’s not yet clear whether Golden State would have enough leftover salary-cap space to extend an offer to Williams sufficiently prohibitive for Philly to match after the Warriors’ expected re-signings of their restricted free agents, Ellis (coming soon) and center Andris Biedrins. There also would be questions about how much Williams and Ellis could play together in a less than physically imposing backcourt and with Maggette and Stephen Jackson sure to command lots of minutes.

It’s also possible the Warriors could choose to go the trade route instead, since I’m told they’re evaluating numerous scenarios these days.

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