The Golden State Warriors are headed nowhere, and oh-so-fast. So why not shake things up?
After all, the Warriors still have star guard Steph Curry and his veteran running-mates in shooting guard Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, along with coach Steve Kerr. There’s no reason for the Warriors (19-24) to tank the season.
That is why some roster moves are likely on the way between now and the Feb. 8 trade deadline. Names such as point guard Chris Paul and even Thompson have been mentioned as potential trade chips.
“Wiggins profiles as the most likely Warrior to be dealt. He’s on the first season of a four-year, $109 million extension,” Slater wrote. “The Warriors have fielded player-for-player offers for Wiggins, according to team and league sources. They wouldn’t have to attach a draft pick to get off his deal.
“But nothing has made them jump…”
Wiggins is averaging a career-low 12.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists, shooting 43.4 percent from the field and 31 percent on 3-pointers. He signed a four-year, $109 million extension with the Warriors in October 2022, shortly after being a key cog on a championship team.
There has been no mandate from Warriors owner Joe Lacob to cut salary despite the team’s NBA-record tax bill, Slater reported.
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Wiggins has been linked to the Dallas Mavericks and several others in recent weeks.