After Kevin Durant, it was supposed to be Draymond Green’s time to shine. The Warriors gave him a max-value extension. While Green did bring the energy on a nightly basis when he wasn’t injured, his numbers just didn’t get back to where the team will need them to be.
Green is still a terrific asset and likely valued by Golden State much more than any other team, but the fact of the matter still stands that he may never get back to the shooter or playmaker he was before Durant’s arrival.
While Steve Kerr has hope that the best is yet to come, the majority that have always watched him this past season may not.
The only potential trade candidate for a player like Green may be Rudy Gobert. The Warriors could toss their 2020 first-round pick and Green at Utah and see if that’s something they’d consider.
After all, Green was notching just 8.0 points, 6.2 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game this season. However, his chemistry with the team’s All-Star backcourt may be difficult to replicate, increasing his value to the team.
I wouldn’t expect Green or Wiggins or Looney to be traded, but there’s certainly a case to be made.