The blockbuster trade the Warriors still need to make to compete for a title

Now that Klay Thompson is reportedly going to miss the entire season, the Golden State Warriors are in a terrible state of flux. They still have Stephen Curry and Draymond Green who are All-Star-level players but the rest of their roster is filled with younger role players or rookies. They could go in either direction, trade Curry or Green to collect assets and start a rebuild or compile the other pieces on the team to trade for a win-now player.

On the daily Locked On Warriors Podcast, host Wes Goldberg was sorting through the Warriors’ options and believe that they have the pieces to make at least one more win-now move if they decided to.

Wes Goldberg: This is a young team, they are going to be relying on a lot of young players, and that’s okay. It sets them up well in the future. James Wiseman is probably the only guy out of that group with superstar potential. So if you’re planning for 2027-28, then great.

I do wonder how much the Warriors need to make a window move. I think a guy like Kelly Oubre, who’s on an expiring contract, they can re-sign him at the end of the year or they could trade him by the deadline they can make or just let him walk in free agency if he’s not a good fit. These are guys, with Wiseman, Oubre, and maybe Wiggins if they can get a lot out of them are tradable assets. They also have Minnesota’s first-round pick, they’ve got their own first-round pick, and then they can’t trade a first-rounder I don’t think until 2027. There are assets that they could put together in the case of a superstar trade.

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