8 low-cost, high-impact offseason trade targets for the Golden State Warriors

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The Golden State Warriors have a massive trade exception to use this offseason, and they should use it to trade for one of these low-cost, high-impact players.

There’s no easy route to building a championship-contending team. That’s why the Golden State Warriors feat as reaching five straight Finals is so impressive. It all started back over a decade ago with the drafting of Stephen Curry.

It was far from just the two-time MVP that made the Warriors champions three times in the past five seasons. Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Kevin Durant, and a plethora of talented bench players added to the equation.

This offseason, the Warriors will have to fill the holes left by the latter two. They made some headway by bringing in D’Angelo Russell, flipping him for Andrew Wiggins and a 2021 first-round pick midway through the season.

But, there’s still work to be done.

They have a mid-level exception, a top-five guaranteed first-round pick and a $17.2 million trade exception at their disposal. All of that could combine to bring in some serious talent for their quick rebuild.

From one of the NBA’s best teams to one of their worst back to one of their best is what Golden State is attempting to pull off, but they need a smart offseason in order to make that dream a reality.

That said, it’ll start with looking into what it would cost to bring in one of these eight talents, all of which would fall within the value of their trade exception.