The Golden State Warriors may be done. After trading Jordan Poole for Chris Paul, and completely overhauling their backcourt in the process, Mike Dunleavy Jr. and the front office might be done with big swings.
They have four open roster spots to fill in free agency, signing the best veterans they can to minimum contracts. They could simply find those players and call it a summer. Yet how often have the Warriors simply stayed quiet when there was the possibility for more? There is a very strong chance more fireworks remain on the horizon.
The Warriors can trade Chris Paul for a star
The biggest bullet still in the chamber, assuming there is no chance that the Warriors are trading one of their core three players or Andrew Wiggins, is to flip Chris Paul (and his expiring contract) to another team, using him as matching salary to bring back an established star.
What could such a deal look like? Let’s build four lucrative trade packages for Golden State to offer, ranking them from worst-for-the-Warriors to best. Note that all of these deals will need to either be linked to the Wizards’ initial Chris Paul trade or will need to wait until later in the offseason, but all of them can fit either way. To be simple we’ll just evaluate the deals in a vacuum.