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.
Offensively, the Warriors have struggled at times this year, but defensively, they have found a lot of success. Golden State currently ranks 8th in the league in defensive rating, but in today’s NBA, you need to be able to score, especially since the league average in points per game this year is nearing an all-time high.
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.
Moving forward, nobody knows what GM Bob Myers and the Warriors’ front-office has planned long-term, but they are definitely not giving up on their championship aspirations. With Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green fully healthy, this team definitely has a chance to contend and Golden State may look to add yet another All-Star level talent to the mix in the near future.
Whether it be in this coming offseason or in two offseasons, the Warriors are definitely gearing up to do something, which means they could potentially look to move Andrew Wiggins in the offseason. He is under contract through the 2022-23 season and is owed $65.1M, which is why the Warriors could look to move him in order to free up cap space to bring into another high-level, All-Star like talent.
Andrew Wiggins has been said to be a part of the Warriors’ long-term plans and they do not have an immediate interest in trading him, but if the right offer comes their way, it could be hard for this organization to keep the 25-year old wing. As a result, let’s take a look at three trade scenarios involving Andrew Wiggins that the Warriors should consider in the offseason to increase their chances for long-term success.