Golden State Warriors: 5 trade targets the team shouldn’t pass on

Jan 22, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; LA Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) reacts during the first half of their game against the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 22, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; LA Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) reacts during the first half of their game against the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports /
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P.J. Tucker

Another player that should be on the Golden State Warriors’ radar is Houston Rockets’ forward P.J. Tucker. Tucker is an elite defender, and that’s the best attribute that he would bring to the Warriors.

Sadly, although there might have been hopes that the Rockets were going to blow it up, it looks like they’ll continue to put the pedal on the gas on contending in an extremely tough West.

They dealt Russell Westbrook for John Wall, giving them an elite point guard that could mesh well with James Harden. With Tucker, Harden and Covington, they’ll compete, and Tucker will be a major reason why.

Last season, he averaged 6.9 points per game, but that doesn’t tell the entire story as the team played better with him on the court.

He has also transformed into a solid three-point shooter. He averaged 1.5 threes per game on almost 36 percent from deep last season. Combine that with his gritty defense, and it would be a terrific addition for Golden State.