5 Players the Warriors might replace Chris Paul with by the trade deadline

Golden State Warriors, Chris Paul. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
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Golden State Warriors, Bojan Bogdanovic. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports /

3. Bojan Bogdanovic

The Warriors’ plans beyond the season will determine their path at the trade deadline. Are they looking at the 2023-24 season as their version of The Last Dance? Golden State could scale back salary to duck the repeater tax, but that likely crushes their title chances. In this scenario, they will be searching for players on one-year deals that improve their championship odds immediately.

The Dubs’ biggest hole is on the wing. They love playing small in the playoffs, but need another forward to do it. Stephen Curry, Andrew Wiggins, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green are locked into that group, but who is their fifth? If Chris Paul cannot fill that role, the Warriors will look to trade him for someone that does.

Bogdanovic is set to make $20 million next season and has just $2 million guaranteed for the 2024-25 campaign. The 6’7 veteran forward is a career 39.4 percent 3-point shooter that has twice averaged over 20 points per game in the last four years. His size and athletic ability allows him to guard multiple positions, and Bogdanovic could be the perfect fit in the Bay Area.

The Detroit Pistons have a talented young roster, but trades are coming. They have to clear their frontcourt logjam and start fitting the pieces together. That could put the 34-year-old wing on the block, and the Golden State Warriors will have interest if things are not going well with CP3.