Last season, the Golden State Warriors had the best starting five in basketball. The combination of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green and Kevon Looney demolished opponents and was right there with the Denver Nuggets for the best lineup in the sport.
This season, however, that lineup has a negative net rating, and it’s fairly easy to see the culprit: Andrew Wiggins. He is shooting the ball extremely poorly, is rebounding at career-worst rates, and largely can’t seem to get out of his own way on either end of the court. The Wiggins who was arguably the Warriors’ second-best player in the playoffs in 2022 when this team won the title is nowhere to be found.
Could the Warriors trade Andrew Wiggins?
The Warriors will likely wait things out and hope Wiggins rounds back into form, but this is a front office that has already proven itself to be aggressive. With Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody ascending into full-time reliable rotation players, the Warriors may be more comfortable entertaining the possibility of a Wiggins trade.
Such a trade could allow them to attach draft capital to Wiggins’ deal and use his salary to build an offer for any of a number of veteran players, both stars and plus starters, to give this group a different look and propel them toward another title run.
Which players could the Warriors take a look at? Let’s identify seven who could potentially be available and help the Warriors contend.