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NBA Rumors: Golden State Warriors "Internally Discussed" Trading For Damian Lillard

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The Golden State Warriors will get Klay Thompson back next season, and that means that they will be gearing up to contend once again. Stephen Curry showed that he is still one of the best superstars in the league, and perhaps they'll make roster moves in order to make a run at a championship.

It seems as though the Golden State Warriors have the potential to make a big swing on the trade market. A recent report by Anthony Slater of The Athletic has suggested that the Golden State Warriors have already discussed the potential of trading for Damian Lillard.

Would the Warriors get involved? Yes. They’d make a call and have already internally discussed the idea, as I’m sure most contenders have, considering the rising smoke out of Portland.

Their theoretical offer would be competitive. If the Blazers decided to trade Lillard, a complete rebuild seems like the wisest path and there aren’t many better rebuilding trade packages dangling out there right now than James Wiseman, the seventh and 14th pick in the upcoming draft, plus more future firsts, attached to Andrew Wiggins as salary match filler. The Thunder and other teams may have a more appealing basket of picks, but why would they spend them on a star on the wrong side of 30?

The potential of trading for Damian Lillard would be interesting, even though a backcourt with two small guards is bound to have some defensive issues. However, the Golden State Warriors would possibly have the best shooting team in the league if Lillard makes his way over, and there is no doubt that they would be instantly among the favorites to win a ring. It remains to be seen whether a deal would happen, but it seems as though there may have already been conversations about it.