The Golden State Warriors will work to rebuild their roster in the offseason. These three valuable assets will help them compete next season.
Retooling for an upcoming title run shouldn’t be too difficult for the Golden State Warriors. While most franchises would take years to recover from a league-worst 15-50 record this season, the Dubs are in prime position to become championship contenders by next year.
This is for a few reasons. The most obvious is the trio of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. These three have brought the Warriors to the NBA Finals each of the last five times they were healthy together. Should we start to doubt them now?
Then, there is Andrew Wiggins. Though his career has been underwhelming thus far, there is a good indication that he will make the most of this new opportunity in Golden State. At his best, Wiggins will be a reliable third option for the Dubs.
But, what about the rest of the lineup? How can the franchise build a contending squad with limited cap space? This is where their three valuable offseason assets come into play.
First, is their upcoming 2020 NBA Draft pick. They hold the top odds to win the first pick, bringing a ton of options to the franchise. The Warriors can draft a promising prospect or swap picks for a later selection. Or, they can combine the draft pick with their $17 million dollar trade exception and swing for the fences.
The trade exception is their second-best asset, granting them a chance to trade for a significant player. The Dubs have plenty of players on their radar but there is no telling which one they will be able to acquire. One thing is for sure, this has the potential to put them over the top by adding another core contributor.
Lastly, we have the mid-level exception, which should be worth around $6 million dollars. This gives the Warriors a chance to buff their lineup by signing a veteran prospect. All of these assets combined will allow the Dubs to build a strong roster for next season.