Warriors News: 3 Warriors Trade Ideas That Went Viral Last Week

Hello Dub Nation,

The trading machines are in great off-season form as ways to improve the Golden State Warriors have been broadcast all over social media. After a frustrating season that culminated in a disappointing second-round exit, many believe the team is in dire need of a roster overhaul. So here are some of the proposed ideas that have gone viral in the past week.

Via Athletic:

The rockets receive: Jordan Poole and Jonathan Kuminga

Warriors receive: Kevin Porter Jr., Jae’Sean Tate, KJ Martin, 2023 No. 4 pick, Houston’s 2025 and 2027 first-round picks

Why Houston is doing this: I have to admit, of all the proposed deals, I feel the least confident about this one. Poole’s stock is down after a disappointing playoff run, but all things considered, he’s had a tough season and could benefit from a change of scenery. At his best, he’s one of the brightest young guards in the game with a range in the gym, a soft grip, an underrated game and a knack for scoring. Kuminga seems to have fallen victim to Golden State’s win-now mode and hasn’t been able to develop at the rate they expected, but he’s also a talented physical forward who can hold multiple positions and his potential should arouse anyone’s interest.

For Golden State’s perspective, here’s Warriors beat writer Anthony Slater sharing his thoughts on the trade.

Anthony Slater (Warriors/NBA writer): It’s an intriguing offer, especially if the Warriors scouting department likes someone in fourth place — or if Scoot Henderson or Brandon Miller eludes the top three. The problem is, it creates the same kind of problem the Warriors are trying to solve, knocking down young people for young people. They urgently need players willing to help secure the title in Steph Curry’s declining window. Kuminga hasn’t come yet. Poole died out spectacularly in the playoffs and is about to get expensive. Would Porter, Martin, Tate and whoever they get as a four give more in any given series? Maybe. Tate has defensive qualities that could translate. Then you might be able to redirect Porter and the fourth pick for an established veteran. It’s at least an offer, from a value standpoint, the Warriors should be debating internally.

Meanwhile, in this clip from Fubo Sports, former Washington Warriors and Wizards player Gilbert Arenas pitched this trade idea that would see Boston Celtics winger Jaylen Brown in exchange for Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins. .

Finally, the mother of all trades was proposed earlier in the week by sports radio host Colin Cowherd on his show The herd. He pitched this idea that would send longtime Golden State rival LeBron James to the Bay Area for an Avengers-level team with Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.

Flashy trades like the ones mentioned above rarely materialize. That said, it’s normal to dream about potential deals, especially at the start of the offseason.

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A tweet to end the week:

Last week marked the one-year anniversary of Andrew Wiggins’ spectacular dunk in last year’s Western Conference Finals. Because Wiggins was initially ruled a foul, the Warriors contested the call, and the Dallas crowd got to watch their franchise player go down in oblivion again and again. Happy Dub Nation weekend!

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