The Golden State Warriors have some options if they want to make a trade moving forward during the 2021-22 NBA season. This is a team that is hoping to return to contention as they continue to get healthy. If they want to make a move, the Oklahoma City Thunder could line up well with what they have to offer.
The Warriors missed the postseason in each of the last two seasons. This is because the team has been hit hard by injuries. Klay Thompson missed the previous two years with different injuries. Steph Curry returned last season and led the league in scoring.
He almost led a mediocre unit to the playoffs but fell short in the play-in portion. With Thompson returning, the Warriors have a chance to get back near the top of the Western Conference, which is where they have gotten comfortable over the years.
The Thunder are on the other side of the spectrum. They have been the ultimate rebuilding team and this is because Sam Presti has been loading up on draft capital. The Thunder have had some big names over the years and gotten first-round picks in return — including the likes of Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and Chris Paul.
LATEST NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Bradley Beal Being Recruited By Rival NBA Stars ‘Every Night’
Oklahoma City remains far from contention in the West but that does not mean that they will not try to add future pieces. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander signed an extension this offseason and now the Thunder can work on putting the necessary pieces around him.
This is a particular deal that could help both sides get to where they want to be. Let’s take a look at a potential trade that could happen prior to the NBA trade deadline in the regular season between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors.