The Golden State Warriors have been involved in some wild trade rumors over the years. That’s what usually happens to a high-profile NBA team that has an aggressive general manager such as Bob Myers, who used to be an NBA agent.
For this piece, we’ll be taking a look at some of the craziest trade rumors in Warriors franchise history.
Stephen Curry to Phoenix for Amar’e Stoudemire
There were rumors that the Warriors drafted Curry for the Suns, who were going to trade Stoudemire to the Dubs for Steph, Andris Biedrins and possibly Marco Belinelli.
Stoudemire wound up playing the 2009-10 season with the Suns before signing with the New York Knicks in the summer of 2010 as a free agent.
Curry, meanwhile, has established himself as a Hall of Famer with the Warriors.
Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson for Chris Paul
The Warriors reportedly offered to trade Curry and Thompson to New Orleans for Paul in 2011.
However, the deal fell apart when Paul refused to sign an extension with Golden State. CP3 was eventually traded to the Los Angeles Clippers after his trade to the Los Angeles Lakers was vetoed by David Stern.
Warriors fans are so thankful this trade didn’t go down. Curry and Thompson are two of the greatest shooters in NBA history and have helped the Dubs win three championships since 2014.
Stephen Curry for Rajon Rondo
The Warriors, though, weren’t interested and decided against pulling the trigger despite Steph’s ankle issues at the time.
Klay Thompson for Kevin Love
The Warriors were looking for a superstar before the start of the 2014-15 season and Love was available after requesting a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Golden State and Minnesota reportedly held trade talks involving Love and Thompson. The trade was said to be David Lee, Thompson and a first-round pick for Love and Kevin Martin.
However, the Warriors internally weighed if that was too steep a price to pay for Love and wound up holding on to Thompson.
The Wolves, meanwhile, traded Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers.