The Warriors‘ approach to this season’s trade deadline might resemble the path they took two years ago, writes Anthony Slater of The Athletic. Back in 2021, Kelly Oubre was considered a potential trade chip as Golden State hovered around .500, but the team hung onto Oubre and only made two small salary-dump deals involving Marquese Chriss and Brad Wanamaker.
According to Slater, this season’s Warriors are a better bet to make moves on the fringe like those ones than to do anything drastic. That’s why former lottery picks James Wiseman, Moses Moody, and Jonathan Kuminga are likely to remain in Golden State through the deadline instead of being moved, Slater adds. Those youngsters could be traded in the right deal, but the Warriors won’t want to sell low on Wiseman and Moody, and they view Kuminga as a legitimate playoff rotation piece.
If the Warriors make a small move to dump a contract and open up another roster spot, JaMychal Green would be the most obvious trade candidate, Slater observes.
The team already has one spot open on its 15-man roster, but the expectation is that two-way player Anthony Lamb will eventually be promoted to fill that spot. Opening up a second roster slot would position the Warriors to be players on the buyout market. Unlike last year, they could have both a roster and rotation spot to offer veteran free agents this time around, Slater writes.
Here’s more on the Warriors:
- Theoretically, big men like Jakob Poeltl or Kelly Olynyk would appeal to the Warriors, but the price will likely be too high for a Golden State team that already has Draymond Green and Kevon Looney in its frontcourt and only really needs an insurance policy, Slater writes. Sources tell The Athletic that the Dubs would be more interested in a “versatile multi-positional wing” to play a role similar to the one Otto Porter Jr. did last season.
- Slater names Jalen McDaniels, Darius Bazley, Rui Hachimura, and Obi Toppin as some possible targets the Warriors could kick the tires on, but acknowledges that rival suitors would probably be in position to outbid Golden State on those sorts of players.
- While Stephen Curry has been cleared to play in both parts of back-to-back sets going forward, Klay Thompson is still awaiting that same clearance, says Dalton Johnson of NBC Sports Bay Area. Thompson sat out on Monday after scoring a team-high 26 points on Sunday, but the expectation is that he’ll be able to play in back-to-backs at some point this season. Assuming he misses either Friday’s game after playing tonight, Thompson’s next opportunity to play in both ends of a back-to-back would be on February 1 and 2.
- In a conversation with David Aldridge of The Athletic, Draymond Green says he believes he’ll eventually make the Basketball Hall of Fame. “You won’t go and look at my stats and say, ‘This guy’s a surefire Hall of Famer,'” Green said. “But if you know the game of basketball, and you look at the game of basketball, then I think I have a case.”
48 thoughts on “Warriors Rumors: Wiseman, Moody, Kuminga, J. Green, Lamb, More”
They are correct above when they say Jamychal Green has one foot out the door. They definitely missed with this guy and that’s okay. Minimum salary and worth the risk.
Practically anyone they bring in, including the guys mentioned above, will be better at what they need for that spot.
I honestly don’t get it, I thought Green would bit an excellent pickup for the Warriors.
I thought the additions of Green and DiVincenzo would be two huge pickups for Golden State, but for whatever reason Green hasn’t worked out..
Guess that is why championships aren’t won on paper, you just never really know how some players are going to mesh with others…
Something happened to his shot. We know that shooting is mostly mental and last year carried over to this year. His form doesn’t help and maybe in Denver they packed the paint to cover jokic, which leaves the perimeter open for spot up shooting?
As a Warriors fan, I’m curious as to what you’d think about a Mo Bamba trade with Orlando..??
In 18mpg this year, he’s averaging 7.5pts, 5reb, 1ast, & 1blk, on 50% shooting & 38% from 3.
Since Orlando barely plays him, I doubt they would really want some kind of massive return for him.
He also seems like the type of player that could very well blossom given a fresh start and a new opportunity..
I have had my eye on Mo Bamba for awhile. The problem is who do you send out in the trade that brings back Bamba?
He was actually starting to come around before his injury and illness. He played well enough to replace Wiseman in the rotation and send Wiseman to the Gleague. Overall, we have to all lower expectation from our role players. I would be happy to get 10 minutes out of him with solid defense and rebounds.
Olynyk would fit in great with the Warriors. Can space the floor, is a very good passer, and plays the right way.
You hit on one skill that most commenters always ignore when talking about Warriors players. PASSING. The Warriors kill themselves with turnovers. Draymond was a pretty good shooter coming out of college. But, he soon learned that Klay and Curry were much better. And Looney learned this last season.
Rui Hachimura is also a good fit for the Warriors. He can space the floor with his perimeter jump shots as well as 3pt shots. He’s also a good fast break player & can also cut easily on some plays. He could also score on post up plays just like “bully ball”
Warriors should trade Moody and their 1st rounder for either Toppin, McDaniels or Hachimura.
Moody had more value than McDaniel or Rui, 2 months rental
Rui has more upside if given the opportunity. Rui was just misused by the Wizards coach who usually iced him when Rui’s got a hot shooting night infavor of his favorite players.
If Warriors make a minor trade, then Warriors GM is terrible
It has to trade Wiseman, Kuminga and Moody, Take overpaid offers only
Future picks trade away
So, you are saying the Warriors throw away any hopes of a playoff run this season so that they can tank the next 5 seasons without any draft picks. I wonder what the draft class of 2030 looks like? Do you see any promising 12 year olds?
James Wiseman for Alex Caruso and Andre Drummond
GSW and particularly Steve Kerr really like Caruso and want him. Wiseman hasn’t worked out and they are a win now team. Andre Drummond is a good replacement big that’ll get a bunch of rebounds for them off the bench.
Chicago gets a stud in Wiseman.
Don’t mean to be negative because I like your ideas but Andre Drummond would be no good in Golden state. He’s just a big Sluggo. Yes he gets rebounds but that’s a team effort thing when everyone boxes out.
When Drummond is on the floor nobody boxes out and when the shot goes up they start running for half court hoping for the outlet and that Drummond will get every single rebound. Most times leads to Second Chance shots.., and losses.
Yeah the Drummond point was a little misleading. I more meant they have been after a consistent back up centre for a while and Drummond would at minimum be able to offer consistent rebounding. Yes he isn’t that mobile or great defensively but he could somewhat fill the mould of Zaza, Bogut, McGee. Just a 15 minute all effort push off the bench with good rebounding numbers. He’s said he’s willing to play whatever role and just wants to okay winning basketball. I think in GSW surrounded with those guys he would work on his game and be atleast useful.
Uh what? Wiseman hasn’t worked out. But, he is a stud. So, why trade him? Have you looked at the Warriors roster and coaching staff lately? They’ve made a conscious effort to get younger and develop guys. They are definitely not in a “won now” mode.
Uh what? “They are definitely not in a win now mode” pretty sure they won the title last season. Steph Curry is about to turn 35, I think they are planning to the future with the youth coming through no doubt but to say they aren’t in win now mode is dumb.
Wiseman hasn’t worked out as the second overall pick for them. He’s in his third season in the league and he’s be sent to the g league. You’d have expected someone drafted that high to be playing at a much higher level, so yes he hasn’t meet expectations. Yet me calling him a stud is because I still believe he has so much more to offer. I think it’s just a cause of wrong team and wrong time. He needs to be getting minutes and needs to be allowed to make mistakes which GSW haven’t been able to do as they are in “win now mode”. Whereas if Chicago traded for him it’s a sign they are doing a bit of a rebuild/or retooling, and he would get the opportunity he needs.
At this stage he’s lucky to see the floor 10 minutes every night when he’s not in the g league. I think Chicago give him about 20 and you’ll see the numbers boom and his confidence grow.
Wow. You know Curry’s age, but you know nothing about the rest of team. They have been in a rebuild mode for a couple of seasons now. All there moves clearly show that. The future is now. Besides, do you really want to pull a Lakers/Zubac. The connection should be obvious.
Rebuild mode for a couple of years… whatcha smoking on?
They won the title last year
Perfect time to start a rebuild. If they are not in a rebuild mode, why did they add a bunch of coaches that are known for player development, and add a bunch of young players.
They added young players cause they had draft picks believe it or not….
I’m not a huge Draymond fan but the guy is definitely a HOFer. He’s been the glue to this warriors dynasty.
For all the hype around the shooting it’s been the W’s defense that really took them to dynasty levels and dray has been a massive part of that.
When building rosters out I think sometimes GMs overlook the value of a real team leader who holds guys accountable. The NBA is much more player police other players than the NFL.
I don’t think glue is the right word. He’s pretty devisive and you’re either on board with him on the floor or on the team, or you’re not. Not really a glue guy.
What he is is a Dirty Work guy. He’ll rebound and defend and box out and set pics.
You don’t follow the Warriors do you? Curry called him the heart of the team. He prides himself in making his team mates better.
When motivated Green can be the best player on the court. Wizard fans pushed Green the other night and he dominated. Just like when the Celtics fans pushed Green with their taunts. One of the problems with GSW is so much success they don’t get motivated playing bad teams. This is why they are so much better at home than away.
Wondering what the thoughts would be on a Mo Bamba for Moody trade would be? GS needs more up front and he shoots the 3 and is still young. Magic are in need of a 3&D type wing.
I’d go for that but it’s tough to trade guys you like. Not sure Moses Moody will be an All-Star and that’s why I probably do it, but he is so coachable and athletic and can shoot the Rock and plays good defense. Tough guy to give up.
Bamba is also coachable, athletic, plays good D and can shoot the rock. He also plays a position where Golden State could use some help while Moody can’t even break into the rotation.
You’d need to give up a little more in terms of salary matching and that’s where things get difficult for GSW.
GSW should hold on Kuminga and Moody.
Wiseman should be discussed. He’s in Year 3 of his RSC, and not playing (beyond selected situational minutes). He’s extension eligible this summer, which presumably won’t happen, but then he goes into Year 4 when it’s difficult to trade any player for value, even one with 3 solid years in the books. Focusing solely on his age and long term potential is off point. GSW doesn’t own the latter, only his current contract. He’s a baby, but his contract is getting close to middle age.
Yup, great points. February 9th is an interesting date for James Wiseman and Warriors.
To everyone who wants to trade Wiseman, do you really believe Mike Muscala is that great of a Center. The connection and comparison should be quite obvious.
Would you prefer to trade Wiseman or give an extension to Dray?
Great question I’d love to read the answer from several guys. Don’t ask me.., I never thought they would give Jordan Poole the extension.
DXC lays it out well above. You almost have to trade James Wiseman here at the deadline. He’s a baby in development but his contract is middle-aged.
Which would you do?
The Lakers traded Zubac, in his 3rd season, for Muscala. Zubac played in the G-League in his 3rd season. Who would you rather have? The coach that developed Zubac into a NBA player has been coaching Wiseman the past 2 seasons.
Wiseman is the new Zubac …
What are you trying to say?
Trade Wiseman. His raw skills and next contract doesn’t fit GSW BB.
Lacob will keep the dude over Dray max … Rebuild mode on
GSW BB? Gun shot wound bubble butt?
Trade Poole. Moody, Quinones, and Rollins are coming along. They could probably get a veteran depth piece and pick for him. Wiseman is getting better, and you won’t be able to find a replacement for him that easily. Draymond has a lot to offer the younger guys.
Dany trades Poole & Moody/pick for KO + Sexton or Clarkson (with a 23/24 14M$ PO)
Why trade Moody?
First and foremost, Warriors need to get everybody healthy asap – Kumnga, Jamychal Green, and Wiseman. Warriors still have 3 weeks to decide who will be in their 8-10 man postseason rotation and if they need an upgrade. I feel like top 7 is set in stone. Finally, Warriors need to rest Draymond and Looney to keep them fresh for the stretch run.
Just play Wiseman. They don’t need a big.
I hear you Al but on the job training for such a key position as manning the middle will lose games. Warriors are struggling as it is and need to get their stuff together just to make the playoffs.