We already know the Golden State Warriors’ main weakness, and here are five players that’ll provide a midseason solution to the problem.
The Golden State Warriors could still be the best team in the Western Conference. While it may not feel like it at the start of the season because of Klay Thompson‘s absence, this team has the skill to rival potential powerhouses like the LA Clippers.
They’ll have four players on their roster that have been in the All-Star game in the past three seasons. There aren’t many if any teams throughout the rest of the association that can say that. There may not even be any that have three.
However, this Warriors roster has a few notable holes that they need to fill, and it starts with a quality starting small forward. The Warriors current plan seems to be shifting 6-foot-7 shooting guard Klay Thompson to the three upon his return.
The Dubs playoff lineup would be Stephen Curry, D’Angelo Russell, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and either Willie Cauley-Stein or Kevon Looney. It may sound solid, but this backcourt may get torn up on the defensive end and Thompson would also be playing out of his typical position.
That said, let’s look at five players that should come at a low cost in the trade market if their team is doing as poorly as they’re projected to be doing in mid-January.