With no Klay Thompson, this year’s Warriors team is exactly what everyone expected it to be — unpredictable. Steph Curry is a legitimate NBA MVP candidate this season and has carried Golden State to this point in the season.
Newcomers like Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Oubre Jr. will have to continue to step up and continue contributing at a high-level in order for this Warriors team to reach its full potential, but outside of Steph Curry this season, it is hard to point to a guy on this roster and feel comfortable with them having the ball in their hands.
Wiggins and Oubre Jr. have had their moments this season being very reliable offensive threats, but at other times, they can tend to struggle, leaving Curry as the only option for the Warriors on offense. With Draymond Green not being much of a scoring threat and both James Wiseman and Kevon Looney both returning from injuries, Golden State could really use and extra spark of offensive production to solidify themselves as a playoff team in the Western Conference.
Rookie James Wiseman has been impressive early on in the season, as has second-year forward Eric Paschall. Up-and-down this roster, the Warriors definitely have the talent to be a legit team in the Western Conference, the only question is if they can get consistent offensive production from Wiggins and Oubre Jr.
So far, the answer has been no, which is why the Golden State Warriors could look to be aggressive near the NBA trade deadline. With Andrew Wiggins large contract and the Warriors wanting to continue to compete for a championship now, they could very much be in the “Bradley Beal Sweepstakes.” It will certainly be something to watch in NBA trade rumors.
Could Golden State pull off a trade to land the 2x All-Star guard? Let’s take a look at one trade scenario from Bleacher Report’s Grant Hughes that the Warriors could potentially offer to pair up two of the most dynamic offensive-mined guards in NBA history.