The Golden State Warriors need to improve this offseason, and flipping Draymond Green for Rudy Gobert would be an easy way to do just that.
There’s no denying this season has been a tough one for the Golden State Warriors.
After five straight Finals appearances, the Warriors plunged to the bottom of the Western Conference as their top-three players from a season ago combined for just five games through the first 65.
Four-time scoring champion Kevin Durant left last season. His absence left a huge hole in production. To make things worse, Klay Thompson’s torn ACL caused him to miss all season. Stephen Curry’s broken left hand forced him out the bulk of the season as well.
The Warriors, due to the injuries (Durant would’ve been out even if he had re-signed), were 15-50 through the first 65 games. It was a brutal sight, but one that does have a few silver linings like the projected top pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.
That said, if the Warriors want to return to their championship status, they’ll need to improve their roster. That improvement could come in the trading of that pick and Draymond Green, a load that could bring in a superstar player.
As suggested by Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher, let’s dive into three reasons why the Warriors should look into dealing a few of their top assets for Jazz center Rudy Gobert.