Eric Paschall + Jordan Poole + 2020 second-round pick
Instead of dealing Wiggins, the Warriors deal two of their three picks in the 2019 draft.
Jordan Poole, the team’s 2019 first-round pick, showed promise at the end of the season but was inefficient to kick off his rookie year. He’s still in good favor with the team after being relegated to the Dubs’ G-League affiliate during the season.
When he was brought back up, Poole dominated. However, while Poole or Paschall may be solid role players, neither of them oozes elite stardom. While Gordon won’t necessarily turn into the star of the future, he will fit the mold of the perfect combo forward to slide in next to Green.
Adding the 2020 second-round pick sweetens the pot, but this deal may still not be enough. At the same time, even if it were a good enough deal, it likely wouldn’t be loved by either side as Golden State gives up beloved talent and Orlando deals a developed star for unproven youth.
It’s an option, and if the Warriors are set on keeping Wiggins and their 2020 first-round pick, it should be one tossed out. I’d expect the bulk of discussions to center around the latter asset.