The Golden State Warriors are getting ready for a challenging 2020/21 NBA season. The Dubs had a terrible 2019/20 season in which they lost Kevin Durant in free agency and had to face the regular season without Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry. They had the worst record in the league (15-50) and that was actually beneficial for them. Right now they have the No. 2 pick in the upcoming NBA draft, which opens a lot of opportunities for them.
Teams in the top 3 of the draft have been rumored to be planning to do something with that pick, especially with a trade before or during draft day. The Warriors don’t have a clear position now and everybody is speculating on what they should do from now on. ESPN NBA insider Zach Lowe revealed that the Warriors could be looking to trade the No. 2 draft pick for LaMarcus Aldridge and the No. 11 pick of the San Antonio Spurs.
“Someone within the league today texted me, ‘Hey, there’s a little buzz about No. 2 to San Antonio for LaMarcus Aldridge and No. 11,’” Lowe reported on his The Lowe Post podcast on Thursday. “And obviously there’d have to be salary going out [for the Warriors]. And my response was, ‘That’s crazy. The Warriors should not do that. You don’t trade the No. 2 pick for LaMarcus Aldridge.’”
— /r/spurs (@redditspurs) November 6, 2020
LMA is coming from a low season with the Spurs, averaging 18.9 points and 7.4 rebounds this year. The Spurs don’t have a clear path now. They are a team between a rebuilding process with a couple of good veterans, but that could change this offseason. If they agree to this trade, they would go into full rebuilding mode.