The Golden State Warriors are confident in their current roster, but they should be open to making changes this season.
For the last five seasons, the Golden State Warriors have remained very silent in terms of trades. Outside of the sign-and-trade that landed them D’Angelo Russell this summer, the Warriors have strayed far away from shaking up their roster too much.
Besides the Russell deal, the biggest change the Dubs have made in recent years is losing Harrison Barnes and welcoming in Kevin Durant. This was an obvious upgrade that the front office wasted no time making.
The Warriors have kept their distance from the trading block for a reason. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The last five seasons have been generous to the Dubs with the franchise reaching five consecutive NBA Finals and winning three titles.
However, the rest of the team is brand new. We have no clue how Russell, Alec Burks, Willie Cauley-Stein and the rest of the crew will blend together. It’s entirely possible this roster could fall apart if a few things go wrong.
Consequently, this should be the first year in a long time that the Warriors are open to trades and last-second adjustments. Each and every offer they receive should be considered as the future of this franchise is in question for the first time.
Obviously, trades will only occur in a rock bottom scenario. The Dubs will avoid trading any of their big three and should hold on to their young All-Star in D-Lo. Still, if winning right now is the most important thing to the front office, a trade involving D-Lo is on the table.