This Celtics-Warriors trade features Kelly Oubre Jr. to Golden State

Romeo Langford, Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic, NBA Rumors
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Why This Trade Would Benefit The Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors need to focus on the now and later which is why trading for a player with a lot of upside like Romeo Langford makes a lot of sense. Langford, 21, is a second year shooting guard out of Indiana who has intriguing potential to offer the Warriors.

He has shown flashes in the early going of his career since being selected with the No. 14 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. The opportunities just haven’t been there with the Celtics.

So far this season, Romeo Langford has yet to play due to injury, but he could be a long-term investment for the Warriors. The main goal is to get value for Kelly Oubre Jr. before his contract expires without taking on much salary in a trade scenario.

Langford, in 32 games last season, averaged 2.5 points per game, 1.3 total rebounds per game, and 0.4 assists in a very limited role with the Celtics. Given how he’s on just a rookie contract, the Warriors would benefit from taking a chance on him and seeing what he can do when he’s healthy.

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The draft compensation could help the Warriors flip the picks or target some valuable players to help move the team in the right direction going forward. Another factor to consider, bringing back Glenn Robinson III on the wing could be an option as Langford recovers.