With Curry, Thompson and Green approaching their final years in the elite, the possibility that the Warriors would trade their younger players in pursuit of a more competitive roster today has been considered several times during this season. offseason. However, it seems that in San Francisco this possibility is not being considered right now. This is what Anthony Slater, a journalist from The Athletic, which states that Joe Lacob, owner of the franchise, has no intention of including James Wiseman and Jonathan Kuminga, his two most promising young men, in any trade.
Slater emphasizes that in Golden State they consider that both can function perfectly as men of rotation during their first years while they are forged to take over as stars of the franchise in a few seasons. Therefore, the intention is that they will gain experience and develop while they continue under their contracts of rookie, thus serving as a bridge to a future in which, already in their second contract, they can take charge of leading the franchise. And this, of course, implies not including them in any transfer even if it makes the team better for this season.
In light of the rumors, the Warriors may have considered moving some of their young men at some point, but more recent events do seem to support this position. Without going any further, their attempt to take over Ben Simmons has barely exceeded the initial score despite the Australian’s desire to leave Philadelphia, and Lacob himself has assured that “it is unlikely” that they will star in a great movement in this market.
However, the way these situations evolve is always unpredictable. Who knows, for example, if the course of the season will put Golden State in a position where they feel like a move makes them real. contenders and only Wiseman or Kuminga can unblock the negotiations. At the end of the day, the ideas that are had in September are not always maintained in February, but for now the decision of the franchise seems quite firm.
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