Warriors Expected To Dangle James Wiseman, No. 7 Pick For Trade

The Warriors are expected to use both center James Wiseman and the No. 7 overall draft pick to try to trade for an immediate upgrade to the roster, per John Hollinger of The Athletic.James Wiseman

Hollinger added that Raptors forward Pascal Siakam could be one of the players targeted.

Wiseman is entering his second season and the Warriors have made it clear they intend to be contenders behind the likes of stars Steph Curry, Draymond Green and a presumably healthy Klay Thompson. They also own the No. 14 overall pick.

“I don’t think it will be a situation where we are trying to develop players at the risk of losing; that’s the short answer,” Warriors general manager Bob Myers said, via Monte Pool of NBC Sports Bay Area. “We’re not going to develop and have it cost us games. That’s not the plan.”

Warriors coach Steve Kerr offered similar sentiments on trying to contend again after five straight trips to the Finals were followed by two years of missing the playoffs.

“We all kind of know how the league works,” Kerr said. “The knowledge you gain in this league from year to year is crucial, and what that means for a team’s kind of institutional knowledge as a group is crucial to winning games, because these games come down to possessions. Everything matters.

“Yeah, if we can add a couple of vets, that would be great.”

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