5 trade targets the Golden State Warriors must seek out this offseason

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Golden State Warriors trade target: CJ McCollum

The Portland Trail Blazers were again disappointing in the playoffs.

They were outed by the Denver Nuggets after six games. It was the organization’s second first-round playoff exit in a row. It comes on the back of a Western Conference Finals appearance against the Warriors in 2019.

In Portland, Damian Lillard is the long-term superstar that the city will undoubtedly be committed to.

CJ McCollum on the other hand could be traded after averaging just 20.7 points per game in the playoffs, down over 23 points per game season average. The 6-foot-3 shooting guard just finished up his eighth season in the NBA.

Having topped 20 points per game in the last six, McCollum has transcended into an unlikely star. Set to make over $30 million for the next three seasons, trading for McCollum would force the Dubs to incur a hefty penalty, one in which sending back Andrew Wiggins would be a must.

He most likely wouldn’t be the worth the cost as Thompson is set to return. Regardless of what his cost is, it’s a situation the Warriors will want to keep their eye on over the next few months.