The Golden State Warriors are all-in on winning another championship. Stephen Curry is putting up MVP numbers, and the franchise spent massively re-signing Draymond Green and bringing on Chris Paul this summer. The Dubs have scoffed at spending concerns and could be more aggressive in upgrading their roster before the deadline.
Now is the time for Golden State. Curry is 35 years old. Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are both 33. Their title window is closing. The Warriors hoped the young players would be ready to take over, but they ditched the two-timeline plan this summer. Now, it is all about winning their eighth championship.
If Golden State plans on upgrading their roster, they will have to trade out some talented players. Who could be shipped out of the Bay Area before the deadline?
5. Jonathan Kuminga
Kuminga and Moses Moody are often mentioned in trade rumors, and both young talents are playing for their place in the Bay Area. Moody got more run in the 2023 playoffs, but Kuminga wants to prove he took a step forward this season. The former seventh-overall pick is averaging a career-high 12.1 points in 20.5 minutes per game after ten contests.
If Kuminga becomes unhappy with his playing time or the Warriors find a chance to upgrade their roster, the 21-year-old forward could be a desired target for rebuilding teams. He has a ton of potential and could be a starter in the league for a decade-plus.
Jonathan Kuminga is making just $6.0 million this season. If the Golden State Warriors want to add another expensive talent to their roster, it would take multiple contracts. Expect general manager Mike Dunleavy Jr. to explore all his options, which could mean multiple Warriors are mentioned in rumors and moved.