4. Bojan Bogdanovic
The Warriors’ spending plans could determine their trade deadline strategy. Chris Paul is making $30.8 million this season with a $30 million non-guaranteed salary for the 2024-25 campaign. If the Dubs plan on cutting their payroll next offseason, they could search for another expiring contract at the deadline.
Bogdanovic is set to make $20 million this year and has just $2 million guaranteed for the 2024-25 season. The 34-year-old could be eager to join a contender, especially if Detroit fails to take a step forward. The Pistons want at least one first-round pick for the veteran wing, and Golden State has two tradeable firsts if they decide to make a run for Bogey.
Bogdanovic could be the perfect addition to the Warriors’ vaunted small ball lineup. He is a career 39.4 percent 3-point shooter and coming off a season where he averaged 21.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.6 assists in 32.1 minutes per game. Bogey’s efficiency and shooting would be a deadly addition to the Dubs’ attack.
Bojan Bogdanovic can guard multiple positions and play both forward spots. At 6’7, he could be the three or the four in the Warriors’ small-ball lineup and would allow them to switch everything.
Giving up a first-round pick for an expiring contract is always a gamble, but Bojan Bogdanovic could make the Golden State Warriors one of the title favorites. If they can find the right deal, this trade is worth considering.