Long-term goal: Remain consistent contender, develop Kuminga, Poole
The long-term, multi-year goal for the Golden State Warriors should be to develop their most recent, prized draft picks. Jonathan Kuminga is the first player that comes to mind as he’s starting to break out as a rookie.
Kuminga has taken many of the minutes that were previously given to Green. With his injury, we’ve seen what the No. 7 overall pick is capable of. He’s averaging 12.1 points per game over his last 9. He’s doing that on 51.4% from the field and just under 20 minutes per game.
While Kuminga might have the highest ceiling of any young player, all eyes have been on Jordan Poole. Poole is just 22 years old and is already averaging 16.8 points per game. He could turn into a perennial All-Star.
On top of those two, Moses Moody and James Wiseman are also going to be staples of the Warriors’ future. Developing all four of those players will dictate whether or not the Warriors stay title contenders for the long-term future.
That’s their long-term, franchise-changing goal. All three goals are obtainable but certainly still just that: goals.