Offseason Report Card: Warriors get two A’s, four B’s and a C for summer moves

Chris Paul, Phoenix Suns. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
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Full offseason report card and grade

The Warriors are going to war with their core intact next season and some tinkering on the bench. How does the big picture look?

Re-signed Draymond Green

Grade: A

Promoted Mike Dunleavy Jr. to general manager

Grade: A

Traded Jordan Poole for Chris Paul

Grade: B+

Signed Dario Saric

Grade: B+

Signed Cory Joseph

Grade: B

Drafted Brandin Podziemski

Grade: B-

Swapped PBJ for TJD

Grade: C

Overall Grade

Having Draymond return alongside Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson is the right move, both practically to pursue a title and because that trio deserves the right to fight together as long as they want to. Andrew Wiggins and Kevon Looney return to complete the best five-man lineup in the league.

The bench is going to look very different. Chris Paul replacing Jordan Poole is a jarring stylistic change, while Cory Joseph, Brandin Podziemski, Dario Saric and Trayce Jackson-Davis will battle Moses Moody, Gary Payton II and Jonathan Kuminga for bench minutes.

The Poole-Paul trade is a wild one, and this next year will go a long way toward how that deal looks. Does Paul stay healthy, stabilize the bench, and win a ring with the Warriors? Or does he bristle at the idea of coming off the bench, get hurt at the end of the year, and get waived next summer?

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This doesn’t look like the home-run offseason of summers past, but they did well. That should give them enough of a chance to make a run at the title this season.

Grade: B+