In the subsequent yr, the Golden State Warriors may have some necessary selections to make. Although they’re coming off of a championship run that noticed them win their fourth title within the final eight years, their present staff is probably not collectively for for much longer.
Next offseason, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Jordan Poole, and Andrew Wiggins will all be in want of contract extensions. And whereas the Warriors have been prepared to pay all their gamers up up to now, signing 4 gamers to near-max contracts may very well be their breaking level.
In flip, they is likely to be compelled to discover potential sign-and-trade situations subsequent summer time to assist decrease their tax invoice a bit. This one proposed by Andy Bailey of Bleacher Report may doubtlessly be a deal that they have a look at, as it could ship Green to the Atlanta Hawks in trade for a youthful star.
Here’s the total define of the commerce proposal:
Warriors obtain: Collins
Hawks obtain: Green, 2026 1st-Round Pick
At simply 24 years previous, Collins would be capable to develop with the Warriors’ youthful technology. And though Green taking part in for one other group appears unfathomable, Bailey thinks that this deal may make sense.
Collins is the right Warriors commerce goal
While Collins is not the identical participant as Green and is nowhere close to as proficient on the defensive finish, having him on the roster instead of Green wouldn’t solely save the staff some critical cash however would additionally higher put together them for the longer term.
“Does all of this imply a commerce may finally be on the desk? As arduous as it’s to think about Green elsewhere, the opportunity of a transfer a minimum of exists.
“And there’s one other participant who’s been out and in of commerce rumors for the final couple of years who may make sense in his place.
“John Collins is not pretty much as good as Draymond proper now (significantly on protection), however he is eight years youthful and beneath contract by 2025-26. Plus, the final yr of that deal (a participant possibility) is about to pay Collins lower than the place Draymond’s wage would begin on the extension he is after,” wrote Bailey.
Meanwhile, the Hawks would profit tremendously from this deal, too.
Why the Hawks Make This Trade
From Atlanta’s perspective, this commerce would enhance their protection a bunch, and they might additionally recoup a decide after giving up a lot within the Dejounte Murray commerce earlier this summer time.
“For one factor, they’d get a first-round decide for a participant they’ve seemingly been making an attempt to maneuver for a very long time. And though Green could also be on the decline, he’d immediately add credibility to a protection that has struggled within the Trae Young period.
“Suddenly, Atlanta would have three high-end defenders in Dejounte Murray, Clint Capela and Green (presumably 4, if De’Andre Hunter hits his potential). And the wealth of passing skill from Young, Murray and Green opens up intriguing potentialities on the opposite finish,” Bailey defined.
Warriors followers will not like the thought of buying and selling Green, but when they need to avoid wasting cash whereas additionally getting ready for the longer term, this deal could be an ideal one to think about. Collins is probably not the participant Green is correct now, however having him, Poole, Wiggins, and others shifting ahead could be an elite younger core.
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