The Golden State Warriors could use a veteran like Wes Matthews, but trading for him would likely cost some key pieces of the team.
The Golden State Warriors are playing well heading into the All-Star break, but they could always use a piece to help them improve, right? The Kristaps Porzingis trade shook up the NBA when it happened, and it could also affect the defending NBA champions.
Wes Matthews was sent to the New York Knicks in the Porzingis deal and according to New York Times reporter Marc Stein, the veteran swingman could be on the move again:
The Warriors could use a player like Matthews. A solid role player who can defend and shoot (37.4% from three this season). Matthews can operate as a sniper off the bench or slot into the starting lineup when needed to keep the offense humming.
There is a chance that the Knicks will buy out Matthews after the trade deadline and allow him to choose his next team.
That route could divert him away from the Warriors, so if the team wants to ensure he suits up in the blue and yellow for the rest of the season, there are some potential trades Golden State could pursue.
Note: Matthews cannot be traded in combination with another player, so any deal would focus solely on him in exchange for a number of players and/or draft picks.