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Joel Embiid To Join Warriors To Team Up With Steph Curry? Rumors Flare Up As 76ers’ Owner Drops A Truth Bomb

The current NBA season remains on its last stretch as the finals for the ultimate trophy will shortly be in a few days. While Denver Nuggets have booked their seat, Boston Celtics and Miami Heat are still fighting in the second-round playoff. Regardless, the 2022-23 season will be all set and done in a few weeks. Meanwhile, teams like the Golden State Warriors have already begun to formulate their roster for the next season.

The Golden State Warriors made it to the playoffs this season owing to the services of the magical duo of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. However, the dynast team was outperformed by the new-look Lakers, who defeated them by 4-2. Regardless, the team had too many positives to gain and has reportedly set eyes on a lethal scorer to partner him with the feisty Steph Curry. But will it prove to be as easy as it sounds?


Joel Embiid Unhappy With 76ers, Might Jump Ships To Warriors

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The off-season will begin in a few weeks, and NBA teams have already commenced their plans for the trade market. A surprising name has come up in the trade rumors, which has caught NBA fans off-guard. The 2022-23 NBA season MVP, Joel Embiid, reportedly wants to leave the Philadelphia 76ers. Daryl Morey, the owner of the Philadelphia franchise, has dropped a major truth bomb regarding Joel’s situation. While the 76ers made it to the postseason, the team shockingly parted ways with its head coach Doc Rivers. The move has hurt the center forward. According to Daryl, Joel was way too close to Rivers and has not taken the news of his parting in the best possible way.

However, the club owner remains determined to give Joel Embiid the reassurance he needs and make him believe that he can have a similar relationship with the new coach as well. Regardless, if the rumors are to be believed, the MVP might jump ships to Golden State Warriors. If the trade moves forward, Joel Embiid and Steph Curry could form the most lethal duos in the current times, thus making the Warriors a formidable team. Of course, these remain just rumors for now. None of the parties involved has issued an official statement. But the rumors have certainly spiced up the upcoming free agency.

Golden State Must Pay A Hefty Price To Land Joel Embiid

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Let’s address the trade rumors of Joel Embiid jumping ships to the Golden State Warriors. Joel is the MVP of the 2022-23 season. Hence, the stakes remain high around him. Moreover, the Warriors have a pool of high-end players who are too important to the club. Let’s say if a trade were to happen, what would the Golden State lose? Apparently, a lot.

For Joel Embiid, the Golden State Warriors will have to give away Andrew Wiggins, Jordan Poole, Jonathan Kuminga, and first-round picks from the 2023 and 2025 NBA Draft. That accumulates to more than five players for one Joel Embiid. The ask is high as it should be. Do the Warriors have the guts to make this gamble? Or will they stick with the roster which brought immense success to the club? Only time will tell.