The Golden State Warriors will likely have an active offseason, and this blockbuster trade will be all they need to return to being Finals contenders.
This season has some silver linings, but for many of the Golden State Warriors’ diehard fans, it felt like a waste. However, one of those silver linings is the team’s 2020 first-round draft pick, an asset they’ll consider parting ways with.
But, whether they actually trade it will be heavily impacted by the draft lottery and the ensuing value of the pick. If it drops out of the top three, what value does it then have? Is it still tradable then?
If they don’t deal the pick, can they still get solid assets? Well, Warriors on NBCS asked fans to be the general manager on Twitter, wanting the public to design a trade for the franchise that has techinally still been to five straight Finals.
This is one of the most interesting responses, and while the trade may have its flaws, it’s extremely interesting to consider.
I would say the Magic are going to say no to this. They’re giving away Gordon and Ross for a player somehow on a worse contract and without a higher ceiling. While McConnell would be a decent backup point guard, it’s all not worth dealing Gordon.
For the Pacers, they are receiving a quality young defensive forward, a microwave three-point-shooting guard, and a young big man.
However, to be fair, they’re also giving up quite a bit. Myles Turner is a wildly underrated asset for the Pacers, so it’d likely take more than this to snag the 24-year-old that led the league in blocks a season ago.
The Warriors, and really Nuggets, are the only teams that’ll be all over this deal. The Pacers and Magic will really have to be ready to part ways with Turner and Gordon. And, after the season both those players had, it wouldn’t be a shocker to hear the teams are low on them.
Either way, let us know, are you high on this trade?