The Golden State Warriors are one of the teams capable of shaking up the NBA, and they have a good reason to make a trade in the coming months. For starters, it seems unrealistic to think they can keep both Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole.
Getting Poole to a destination where he would sign a long-term deal makes sense for both sides involved in a trade, especially if they’ll opt to keep Wiggins, a conversation I’d be shocked if they haven’t had internally.
The Golden State Warriors may be in the market to make a trade right now, but this Bleacher Report-suggest deal makes a ton of sense.
While much will rest on this upcoming season, the decision seems obvious. Wiggins is the more unique talent that could leave Poole as the odd man out, especially as he was abused defensively in the NBA Finals.
That said, a trade moving Poole could be ideal if the Dubs don’t plan to retain the star guard. This is what Bleacher Report crafted when looking at a potential deal for every team prior to the 2022 season.
It was Poole and James Wiseman for Mason Plumlee, James Bouknight and two future first-round picks. Charlotte would be giving up two first-round picks which ideally won’t be in the lottery given the rising stardom and LaMelo Ball.
The Warriors trade Poole and Wiseman, the first of which may leave in the offseason and the second of which has lacked durability and really hasn’t shown much of that superstar potential the Dubs had hoped for.
On that front, Plumlee gets them depth and experience at the five while Bouknight might help them snag another score-first guard that fits more of their timeline. The two first-round picks would be cherries on top of the trade.
If I were Golden State, this is something I’d consider. With Charlotte looking to make the playoffs after a few discouraging finishes to the season, this deal makes sense for them as well.