The Warriors are headed for the Western Conference floor just months after representing it in the 2019 NBA Finals.
Now that a dose of harsh reality has hit the Dubs, they should be prepared to make the necessary adjustments. Without Durant, Iguodala, and Livingston, the team’s core may have hit their wall.
Perhaps a commitment to go young will serve the team well?
In a deal proposed by Fansided’s Da Windy City, the Warriors could acquire young stud Zach LaVine from the Bulls in a three-team trade involving Chicago and Minnesota.
“This deal doesn’t necessarily help the Warriors compete at this very moment, without Curry and Thompson. But, if they can at least tread water until Curry comes back, they could sneak into the playoffs. Not only that, but they have a first-round pick to play with again — and picks are something the Warriors do not have many of right now. The Minnesota Timberwolves, meanwhile, finally get their guy. Over the last several months, rumors had swirled of Russell being the guy they covet most. This move gets them their franchise point guard, as well as clears out the contract of Gorgui Dieng.”
D’Angelo Russell is the key to this trade. For months, the Wolves have salivated at the thought of pairing him with his long-time buddy Karl-Anthony Towns. The two would make a formidable duo.
For the Warriors and Bulls, they’d get pieces in return that would help them in the long run. The Bulls would get some solid young pieces: Gorgui Dieng, Josh Okogie, and a 2021 first-round pick.
The Warriors would get a rebuilding piece in LaVine, who might be a better fit than current All-Star guard Russell.