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CHECKOUT: 5 Potential Targets For Golden State Warriors Ahead Of Trade Deadline

The Golden State Warriors have been under a lot of pressure lately. They did not have the start they wanted in the new regular season. Last season, the Los Angeles Lakers knocked them out in Round 2. It was pretty humiliating as the Dubs wished to win their 5th title in nine years. However, prior to the current season, the Dub Nation prayed that the franchise would make it five in ten years. However, the way things started in the ongoing season has been nothing short of heartbreaking.

The fans wanted the GSW to be among the top five teams in the Western Conference. However, the top three players on the team have not lived up to the expectations. Moreover, the Warriors must think about the changes they would like to make ahead of the February trade deadline. Who would the Dubs like to trade at this point? Moreover, who are the five possible trade targets for the Dubs at present?

   

Potential Trade Targets For The GS Warriors

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Steve Kerr Warriors Source: NBC Sports Bay Area

Pascal Siakam of the Toronto Raptors averages 22.2 ppg and 6.4 rpg. He is a pretty popular name for the Warriors trade rumors. Coach Steve Kerr needs a player like Pascal, who’s a versatile and skilled forward. Moreover, he can help Steph Curry with secondary scoring and playmaking. However, his shooting has worsened. But the Warriors have a spacing issue, and Siakam can solve that. They can exchange him for Andrew Wiggins, Jonathan Kuminga, and/or Draymond Green. Secondly, the other target for the Dubs might be Dejounte Murray of the Atlanta Hawks. He averages 21.1 ppg and 5 apg. He is pretty good with scoring, which the Warriors really need at present. Also, Murray is a good playmaker. The downside of Murray is his size, ball dominance, and off-ball movement. But the Dubs can get him in exchange for Wiggins, Kuminga, or Moses Moody.

The third target might be Jerami Grant of the Portland Trailblazers averaging 21.8 ppg and 3.6 rpg. Again, he’ll help the Warriors with scoring, shooting, and versatility in defense. But the downside of Grant is his playmaking. Moreover, it is highly doubtful if he’ll fit in the offensive system of the Warriors. And then there’s the fourth target, Kyle Kuzma of the Washington Wizards. He is averaging 22.2 ppg and 6.2 rpg. Warriors would love to use his size, scoring, and rebounding abilities. But his problem might be his defense and efficiency. Then comes the last but not the least pick on this list, and that’s Bojan Bogdanovic of the Detroit Pistons.

The Detroit Forward Must Be A Cheaper Deal

Bojan Bogdanovic Detroit Pistons
Bojan Bogdanovic Detroit Pistons Source: CBS Sports

Bogdanovic is a small forward who has a 46.7 field goal percentage and 40.7% in three-pointers. Warriors can benefit from his size and shooting. Moreover, Bojan’s strong suit will be his secondary creation. But he’s not that versatile and strong in defense. Warriors might want a cheap deal for Bojan Bogdanovic. Anyway, Draymond Green’s back-to-back suspensions have been the biggest setback this season for the Warriors. Then the Splash Brothers have been pretty inconsistent. Although Stephen Curry had a few great games, then again, his inconsistency affected the team a great deal.

Klay Thompson has disappointed the Dub Nation with his shooting since the start of the season. When the main tripod is not in great touch, the concerns for coach Steve Kerr raise too much. Now, they have to find a way to sort things out ahead of the February trade deadline. Last year, the Los Angeles Lakers turned things around right around the trade deadline. Eventually, they went on to reach the conference finals against the Denver Nuggets. The Dub Nation would like to see their team do something just like that.