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REPORTS: Golden State Warriors Planning To Trade Every Player Except Stephen Curry?

Stephen Curry helped the Golden State Warriors become the modern-day dynasty. But he would not have been able to do it alone. That’s why there have been great players like Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, and Draymond Green, who have played their roles quite well. Albeit, Durant moved to the Phoneix Suns rather too quickly. The San Franciso-based team would have liked to keep Durant for a few more seasons. Anyhow, the Dubs have won two titles in the last eight years without Kevin Durant – in 2015 and 2022. However, in 2024, it seems like the Dynasty of the Golden State Warriors is about to crumble.

They have had a terrible start to the ongoing season. Currently, they are the 12th seed in the Western Conference. They are 18-22 at present. Moreover, the Warriors had a few bad lucks this season. For instance, in the game against the Denver Nuggets, Nikola Jokic defeated the Dubs in the very last second of the game with a 39-footer three-pointer. Anyway, the GSW is planning to turn things around right before the February trade deadline. Perhaps, they would pick any player for trade purposes other than Stephen Curry. 

   

Besides Stephen Curry, The GSW Might Trade Anyone From The Rest Of Their Roster

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Recently, on NBA Today, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN mentioned the best thing the Dubs can do at the moment is pick a big-money player for their trade package. It has to be a high-profile player who the Warriors least value and like the least. They can trade that player at the trade deadline. It will help the Golden State Warriors build a salary cap structure that will give them flexibility. Moreover, the Woj believes maybe there’s one more run with the greatest shooter in the game of basketball for the Warriors. This season, the GSW has a projected $395.4 million bill to pay, including all the payroll and luxury taxes.

It is a quite a hefty price to pay when the team is doing so bad and almost losing hopes to make the postseason. But the Warriors can see the trade deadline as a way to fix their payroll issue and get under the threshold of the new second apron luxury taxes. It will help them maintain flexibility and rebuild the team moving forward the following year. Hence, the Golden State Warriors must pick from the list that has names like Klay Thompson, Chris Paul, Draymond Green, Andrew Wiggins, and so on. They must trade one of them to improve their current situation financially, at least.

Who’ll The Dubs Trade Ahead Of The Deadline?

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Mike Dunleavy traded Jordan Poole in exchange for Chris Paul with his expiring contract. The first year General Manager was looking for some financial flexibility after his team’s early playoff exit in round 2 against the Los Angeles Lakers. Moreover, the Dubs might try to figure out a way to maximize the final years of Stephen Curry in Warriors color as he’ll be 36 shortly.

In the final year of the four-year deal of Chris Paul, there’s a non-guaranteed $120 million contract. Moreover, the $189 million contract of Klay Thompson expires at the end of this year. On top of that, the Warriors can move Draymond Green’s contract worth $100 million, too. And then there’s the four-year deal worth $109 million of Andrew Wiggins that the Dubs can move.