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RUMOR: Warriors ‘Plan A’ to trade lottery picks for Stephen Curry co-star

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The Golden State Warriors are one of the most interesting teams heading into the NBA offseason. They have championship-caliber players and a 2-time league MVP, and yet they also have a ton of assets and draft capital at their disposal.

This has led to warranted speculation over what they plan to do with said assets. They already have a handful of young prospects on their roster such as James Wiseman, Jordan Poole, Eric Paschall, and Nico Mannion. With two lottery picks in the upcoming NBA draft, should they add more? Based on a report from The San Francisco Chronicle’s Connor Letourneau, the answer is likely to be no:

Perhaps Golden State would be better off trading its two lottery picks. According to a league source, the Warriors’ “Plan A” is to package the Nos. 7 and 14 selections for a starting-caliber player in his prime.

With Stephen Curry playing like his MVP self, Klay Thompson on the mend, and Draymond Green still finding ways to contribute on the court, the Warriors’ championship core is gearing up for another run. The Dubs have been linked to guys like Bradley Beal, Damian Lillard, and Ben Simmons at one point or another. While the asking price on each star varies tremendously, Bob Myers must at least put out feelers on what it would take to add another star at the right price.

The argument against trading these picks is that you’d be giving up pieces that potentially could be your future in Golden State. But given that Stephen Curry is still on the roster and deserving of all the help he needs to add to his legacy and win more rings, the Warriors need to live in the now.