NBA rumors: The Warriors may be open to significant transactions this offseason.
The Golden State Warriors may make some roster changes this summer with everyone but Steph Curry available, according to an NBA insider.
The Golden State Warriors’ 2022–23 season hasn’t started off as they had hoped. The defending champs are now 34-33, one game above.500, and have the 15th-best net rating in the NBA (0.4).
This season, the Warriors have struggled with injuries. A total of 69 games have been missed by Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Andrew Wiggins combined. They have only played together in 27 games as their primary starting lineup, which consists of Curry, Thompson, Wiggins, Draymond Green, and Kevon Looney.
The front office will face some major decisions this summer. Draymond Green is set to be an unrestricted free agent. In 2022, The Athletic’s Anthony Slater and Marcus Thompson II reported that Green “wants and believes he deserves a maximum contract extension from the Warriors”. Is the franchise willing to sign the 33-year-old to a max contract? If not, he is a sign-and-trade candidate. The Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz are the only teams with enough cap space to conceivably sign him outright, and neither of those destinations make sense for Green on paper.
Poole is the other key trade candidate to watch. He is only 23 years old, and he is under contract until 2027. During the Warriors’ title run, he averaged 17.0 points on 50.8/39.1/91.5 shooting. He should command a decent return.