If there is one team that needs a shake up after the first few weeks of the NBA season, it is the Golden State Warriors. This is a team that has been extremely inconsistent over the early part of their schedule and it is because of the unbalanced roster. This trade would solve that problem for a team looking to get back to a championship level.
The Warriors took a huge hit when they found out that Klay Thompson will miss the season with a torn Achilles. This leaves Steph Curry out on the perimeter with a little help from three-point range. That has not affected Curry early on.
Steph Curry is having another elite season and shows just how good he really is. The Warriors are a team that looks completely different on both ends of the floor. This is where a deadline deal might come into play.
The Orlando Magic or another team that could afford to mix things up at the deadline. They have been a playoff team in each of the last two seasons but have been unable to advance given their low seed. Nikola Vucevic is an all-star caliber big man who would bring a new dynamic to the Warriors. Evan Fournier and Aaron Gordon are also off to good start this year.
The Eastern Conference is very top-heavy which means that the Magic will be in play for the postseason once again this year. Let’s look at a potential deal that could get them there while shaking up the Warriors’ lineup.