Klay Thompson is out for another NBA season again, this time with an Achilles injury definitely negatively affects this organization as a whole and has put them in a tough spot. They did go out and acquire Kelly Oubre Jr, which is now costing the Golden State Warriors’ ownership a lot of money in taxes, but they truly believe this team is a playoff contender.
In order to keep the dynasty alive and compete at the highest level, management and ownership agreed that it was in their best interest to do everything they can to try and put a championship contender out on the court this year. As a result, Stephen Curry has led a very new group of Warriors out on the court this season and Golden State looks completely different than it has been in previous years.
Draymond Green being out with a foot injury does not help the cause, but the Warriors have struggled to find production outside of Curry. Oubre Jr, Wiggins, and rookie James Wiseman have all had their moments, but none of these three guys have been able to solidify themselves as Curry’s “right-hand man” this season which is definitely concerning.
Given that this season could very well end up being a lost cause and the fact that the Warriors are way over the salary cap, they could be willing to move some smaller contracts to solidify a core for the future. They have a few valuable draft picks over the next few years and some young players like Wiseman and Poole who have shown potential, but there is one young player the Warriors could have their eyes on.
Jarrett Culver was taken 6th overall in 2019 by the Timberwolves and after drafting Anthony Edwards No. 1 overall this past year, they could be willing to trade the young wing for the right price. Let’s take a look at a potential trade that would send Culver to Golden State.