The Golden State Warriors, the recent champions, are finding themselves in a hole that is hard to climb out of. Reigning champions are currently sitting at the 10th position in the Western Conference of the league. As a result, the entire organization is divided into two parts, whether to go all in this season or for the future. This means that players want trades that could make this season a success. But the administration wishes to let the young players experience through the season for future success.
With the trade deadline approaching, the Warriors should be quick on their feet. And as per reports, a player the Warriors thought had great potential is suspected of being traded with the Spurs. But who is that? Keep reading to find out.
Warriors James Wiseman Can Be Traded To Spurs
James Wiseman was a potential player for the Warriors. But he has not been the same on the court after his knee injury. Therefore, the 21-year-old prospect went to the NBA G League to get more time on the ball and repetitions. But things between the Warriors and him are not working out. So, the Dubs have decided to flip him with Jakob Poeltl of the Spurs in the trade window. However, the response from the Spurs is not straightforward as the exchange is not of the Spurs\’ liking.
In order to make the deal more lucrative, the Warriors will have to throw in some draft picks to acquire Jakob. LJ Ellis of Spurs Talk said that if the package is not good enough in the open, the Spurs will not be interested in Wiseman. Although James is going through a slump, it is still early to give up on a youngster. On the other hand, Jakob can become a perfect fit because of his incredible shooting abilities. The center is averaging 12.9 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 3.5 assists.
James Wiseman Proposed To Orlando Magic
The 21-year-old has been unable to do his best for his current organization. His performance has led him to many trips to the NBA G League, which sounds like a demotion. But instead, the Warriors send their younger players to develop more and get more playing time. However, even after all the efforts, it is not working out between him and the Warriors. Following his performance, many trade options have turned up, linking James Wiseman to Orlando.
Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report has put forward a deal that could happen between Warriors and Magic. The Warriors will give James Wiseman, Moses Moody, and a few second-round picks in exchange for Gary Harris and Moritz Wanger. Buckley also believes that the Warriors must not waste Stephen Curry\’s season and clutch toward the title. He even appreciated the swiftness of the Warrior\’s front office as they made the trades happen fearlessly.