Golden State has won back-to-back Championships and 3 of the last 4 NBA titles, and they’re already looking like the team to beat for this upcoming season as well, even though we’re months away from the preseason.
The Golden State Warriors look like an unstoppable force nobody’s going to be able to dethrone for the time being, but even great things can be enhanced, although improving a team like the Dubs won’t be an easy task for sure.
Over the course of the last couple of months, there have been some growing rumors that the Warriors would be looking for a way to acquire standout two-way big man Anthony Davis, something that would definitely make them even more perfect than they are right now.
Golden State Warriors has thrived due to their depth and the presence of 4 All-Stars in their starting 5, and getting a player like Anthony Davis would definitely mean parting ways with several key pieces of their core, not to mention some future assets as well.
Anthony Davis has tired of constantly losing with the New Orleans Pelicans, and even despite the fact that the team has made great strides under coach Alvin Gentry and look poised for another playoff run, it’s unlikely that he’s ever going to have the chance to make an NBA Finals appearance if he doesn’t leave the team.
So, the Pelicans need to address the elephant in the run and be aware that Davis is very likely to try and force his way out by demanding a trade if the team falls short of the Finals once again this upcoming campaign, which is the most likely scenario.
And, which team would be better to win an NBA Championship than Golden State? The Warriors has already give rings to JaVale McGee, Zaza Pachulia and Nick Young, so they definitely wouldn’t mind joining forces with Anthony Davis for sure.
But, the only way to get him would be trading away Draymond Green and Klay Thompson along Jordan Bell and one future 1st and 2nd round picks, a trade that would be a win-win scenario for both parties.
Golden State Warriors want Anthony Davis and that will not be an easy task, at least according to Tim Kawakami of the Athletic.
"The Warriors will be looking this summer," Kawakami wrote. "But the timing might not be quite right in the short-term, which isn't a deal-breaker in any way for the Warriors."
"Davis would have to want out, and then the Warriors would have to meet New Orleans' trade price," Kawakami explained. "That would almost certainly have to include either Klay Thompson or Draymond Green or potentially both."
Draymond Green is set to earn a combined $36 million over the next couple of seasons, while Klay Thompson’s still owed over $18 million and is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, and they’d still have Jordan Bell as a huge defensive presence down low for many years to come.
With Klay likely to demand a max contract and better destination, they could try to move him in order to get a top 10 first round pick in the Draft, something that seems very likely considering his two-way talents.
Naturally, all of this would pretty much mean the end of an era in the Bay, but the surge of a big three featuring Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis is something every single NBA fan should really look up to.