With Klay Thompson being out once again for the entire NBA season, all the weight of the Warriors’ franchise falls on the lap of Steph Curry and it does not seem to bother him one bit. The other night, Curry put on an absolute show and scored a career-high 62 points against Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers.
While Golden State has been up-and-down to start the season, Steph Curry looks like he is in NBA MVP form as he has scored 19+ points in every single game so far for the Warriors and is right at the top in terms of points per game across the entire league.
As long as Steph Curry stays healthy, the Warriors have a shot at not just making the playoffs, but making a deep run in them because of how good he is. But, with how good other teams in the West are, other guys like Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Oubre Jr. will really have to step up and try to replicate the production that Thompson left behind.
Neither guy has been overly impressive this season and both have kind of underachieved in-terms of what people expected of them. Golden State says Andrew Wiggins is a part of their long-term plans, but given their financial restrictions as a franchise and the fact that Wiggins is owed about $30M per year for the next three seasons, he is a guy who could potentially be on the move near the trade deadline this season.
The Warriors need a legit scorer next to Steph Curry and while the Kings may not be willing to give him up, Buddy Hield should absolutely be a target for the Warriors. With Wiggins involved in the trade, Golden State can make a Buddy Hield oriented trade happen, it is just a matter of if Sacramento is willing to trade him.
Let’s take a look at a potential trade between the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings that sends Buddy Hield to the Bay Area.