3. Moses Moody
The Warriors need Moody to step up in year three. He averaged 4.8 points and 1.7 rebounds in 13.0 minutes per game last season. The 21-year-old stuck in the playoff rotation, but Golden State needs to see more.
Moody is a career 36.5 percent 3-point shooter, who is 6’6. He has the talent and athletic ability to be impactful on both ends of the floor but rated as a just-below-replacement-level player in each of his first two seasons. His shooting efficiency improved last year, and the Dubs hope for another step in his third season with an improvement on the defensive end.
Can Moody become an ironclad part of the rotation capable of producing a larger role if someone misses time? Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins will sit out and having Moody step up would alleviate some stress on head coach Steve Kerr and his staff. The Warriors do not need Moody to play 30 minutes every night. He just needs to produce when given the opportunity.
The Golden State Warriors could fully abandon their two-timeline plan before February’s trade deadline. Jordan Poole is already in Washington D.C., and Moses Moody and Jonathan Kuminga could both be moved if they do not prove they are ready to be pieces of their playoff rotation.