3. Dubs go small to solve issues
Golden State could go back to playing small in the playoffs. They do not want to use Draymond Green exclusively at the five, but it is a postseason option. The Dubs need size at forward to make it a reality, which could prompt them to trade for someone.
This deal hinges on Chris Paul’s fit in the Bay Area. The 12-time All-Star was traded to the Warriors this summer. Is he willing to come off the bench? Can CP3 fit into the Warriors’ offense? If not, the Dubs could move on before the deadline in a deal like this.
Spencer Dinwiddie is 6’5 and gives the Warriors more size and length if they decide to go small. Dorian Finney-Smith can play the four and even some small ball five. He is capable of switching onto the perimeter and increases the Warriors’ versatility on both ends of the floor.
The Nets need a point guard to run their offense. Chris Paul could give a significant boost to Mikal Bridges and Cameron Johnson as Brooklyn looks to make the playoffs. Moses Moody is a talented young wing who could help now and blossom into a future starter. The Nets also get two second-rounders to complete the transaction.
This would be the Golden State Warriors thinking outside the box, but it could be dangerous if Kevon Looney goes down. The Dubs would have to put Draymond Green on Nikola Jokic or any massive center in the playoffs, which creates problems.