He can be flipped for Andrew Wiggins
It’s not that the Golden State Warriors will be actively shopping Andrew Wiggins, but his contract is brutal for the franchise. Wiggins, who was a former No. 1 overall pick, has never really lived up to the hype that followed him from Kansas.
Horford will undoubtedly not live up to his massive deal either. While he’s a top-tier defender and can spread the floor, one big reason to bring in Horford is that he could allow the team to part ways with Wiggins.
Not a great shooter or defender, Wiggins should be a decent fit with the team, but there’s a reason Minnesota was okay with letting him go. He’s a good scoring option, but unless he improves his shot, he’s not going to be a consistent threat on a nightly basis.
He gives ample size to guard other defenders, but with wing also looking the most likely area the Warriors target in the draft, the options will be plentiful for them to fill that spot once again. There won’t be a Horford-like talent that can defend multiple positions.
He’s much more unique than Wiggins who the team could get a cheaper version of by bringing back Glenn Robinson III.