Ever since Steve Kerr landed at the bay, the Golden State Warriors have become the NBA’s team to beat, a dynasty that looks poised to last forever, building together perhaps the strongest squad this league has seen in ages.
The Warriors feature 4 All-Star players in Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant while also having the privilege of sending Andre Iguodala off the bench, combining lights out shooting with top-tier defense as well.
And now that the Warriors have made it to 4 straight NBA Finals and have won 3 of them, it just seems like they couldn’t get any better, but even great things can be improved, and today, we’re going to let you know about the 5 moves they could do to become the greatest superteam ever.
5. Trade Andre Iguodala And Shaun Livingston
Andre Iguodala was a key factor in the Warriors first 3 Championship runs but no as he’s aging and spent some time sidelined with injuries, Golden State has actually learned how to win without him despite his top-notch defense.
On the other hand, Livingston has provided a versatile defender and crafty playmaker off the bench, and a guy that can guard multiple spots on the court, but they need to get rid of both in order to clear as much salary off their books as they can.
4. Klay Thompson And Draymond Green for Anthony Davis
Anthony Davis has reportedly grown sick and tired of always falling short in the playoffs and he craves the opportunity of taking his talents to a contending team, and his skill set and defensive expertise would make him the best player the Dubs could get.
Sadly, they would have to part ways with Klay Thompson to get him, but with him set to become a free agent in 2019 and most likely demanding a max contract, this would make sense for both parties. Also, landing the most versatile defender in the league in Draymond Green would definitely sweeten the deal for the Pelicans.
Trade package for Anthony Davis: Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Jordan Bell, 1st Round and 2nd Round Picks
3. Sign Kevin Durant
Ever since deciding to join the Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant has grown to become an even more complete player, improving his defensive awareness up to the point where he became the team’s leader in blocks per game.
Everybody would be thrilled to offer Durant a max contract, but they would have to make him choose between (more) money and another Championship. The team’s camp would have to make an appealing offer, letting him know that he would have to sacrifice a lot of cash in order to bring more talent on board.
2. Sign Paul George
If they manage to convince Kevin Durant to take a pay cut, getting Paul George would definitely be easier, but they would have to make both share around 40 million dollars in order to play together and compete for the ring.
Paul George would be thrilled to have the chance to finally play for a Championship while also playing for a big market, and being a California native, he wouldn’t even be that far from home if he decides to join them.
1. The Greatest Superteam Ever
Voila! They’ve made it. Obviously, they would lose some depth in the second unit with Iguodala and Livingston off their books, but they would also have dozens of players lining up to try and contribute in this Championship-bound team.
Just think about this: Stephen Curry, Paul George, Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis teaming up against the whole NBA. Yikes, they wouldn’t even need a 5th starter and would dominate the league for many years to come.