As an organization, the Golden State Warriors are in a tough spot roster wise and financially. Without Klay Thompson, this team looks completely different and they have been struggling early on in the NBA season to figure out their identity and who can step up next to Steph Curry.
With not much of an offseason to get acclimated to a new system with new players, these types of learning curves are expected for Golden State and while guys like Andrew Wiggins, Kelly Oubre Jr. and Kent Bazemore are all high-level players, it will take time for them to get used to playing with a whole new team in a completely different system.
We have seen glimpses into the Warriors’ full potential this season, as they have defeated the Lakers, Clippers, and Trail Blazers (three teams projected to finish near the top of the Western Conference standings), but we have also seen them struggle to beat teams like the Pistons and Bulls, two teams who are near the bottom-of-the-pack in the NBA.
Losing Klay Thompson definitely hurts this team’s chances at winning another title, but they still have a legit chance to be one of the top teams in the entire league. The talent is there on this roster and with Steph Curry playing like an MVP candidate early on in the year, do not be so quick to count out the Golden State Warriors!
GM Bob Myers is always looking for ways to improve his team and while they are tight financially, they could still make some moves near the trade deadline to not only improve their roster, but their overall chance to win in the playoffs.
With that being said, let’s’ take a look at 3 realistic trade targets for the Warriors to get Steph Curry more help in the backcourt.