Rumor: Warriors not looking to trade anybody from core
Though he hasn’t said so definitively, Golden State Warriors president Bob Myers does not seem to be interested in trading any members of the team’s core.
Warriors GM Bob Myers declined to talk about the team’s future plans before this season is officially over, but there has been no indication from league sources that the Warriors are exploring ways to improve by tinkering with their current core of Curry, Thompson, forward Draymond Green and small forward Andrew Wiggins, acquired at the trade deadline from the Minnesota Timberwolves. That would be a change in philosophy for the franchise, which has shown a willingness to consider major changes during its run of success. In 2014, when the Warriors were a first-round playoff victim to the Los Angeles Clippers, they explored dealing Klay Thompson for Kevin Love; and in 2016, after losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers, half of the roster was revamped to make room for Durant.
Though they went to five straight Finals in recent years (2014-2019), the Warriors have struggled to find a rhythm this season, as their league-worst 15-50 overall record can attest. Injuries have played a role, to be sure, including those to Stephen Curry (hand) and Klay Thompson (ACL).
None of this is to say that Golden State won’t make a move, but it sounds like the team is interested in keeping The Splash Brothers, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins together for now. With players on the mend and a potential No. 1 pick on the way, things are looking up. Whether or not the team will be able to reach the same heights remains to be seen.
“I don’t think it’s realistic [that they’ll be title contenders], but they’ll still be one of the top teams in the West,” an Eastern Conference GM tells Bleacher Report.
Let’s see how the Dubs fare when they’re back to fully operational.