At the moment, the Golden State Warriors are struggling to even remain relevant in the Western Conference. At 17-18, they are ranked 10th in the West and are merely a half-game within the final Play-In spot in the conference.
While it’s true that we haven’t even reached the halfway point of the season and that the Dubs still have time on their hands, the fact of the matter is that unless the Warriors make significant improvements in the near future, they could end up wasting another one of Stephen Curry‘s few remaining prime years.
Trade Season for Golden State Warriors?
Given their apparent shortcomings on the basketball court, it comes as no surprise that the Warriors have been linked to a handful of potential trade moves prior to the February deadline. One particular player that the Dubs may use as leverage in a potential big-name trade is 21-year-old forward Jonathan Kuminga.
The former No. 7 overall pick hasn’t really been able to show the Warriors what he’s truly capable of, which has some folks thinking that now would be an ideal time to cash in on the 6-foot-8 forward.
According to NBA insider Michael Grange of Sportsnet, however, Kuminga isn’t going anywhere:
“According to multiple sources, the Warriors are loathe to trade Kuminga, who is seen as a potential star who can help them win now and in the future, the rare piece on the roster who can help Golden State both support Steph Curry in the present and transition to a successful post-Curry future, should it ever come,” Grange wrote.
In 34 games played this season, Kuminga is averaging 12.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in 22.5 minutes per contest. Those numbers aren’t exactly terrible, but more than a few folks out there believe that the second-year stud is capable of much more if he’s given enough opportunities on the court.
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