The Golden State Warriors are between a rock and a hard place
Before the events of November 18th, 2020, things were looking really good for the Golden State Warriors.
They had just drafted their franchise center in James Wiseman, they had the splash brothers Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry coming back to the team fully fit and looked to be ready for another title push.
Then, their season to a large extend crashed and burned before it ever really began. With Shams Charania of The Athletic breaking the news:
It was later confirmed by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Thompson had indeed suffered a torn Achilles:
A huge blow for a team that was expected to compete for a title this season.
So what do the Golden State Warriors do now?
With Klay out, the chances they compete for a title this season go down dramatically. Yes, they have enough talent to make the playoffs but it is arguable whether they are talented enough as currently constructed to make any sort of impact in the playoffs.
With one of the largest tax bills in NBA history and no fans in the arenas for potentially a large part of the NBA season, should the Warriors look to shed some salary cap to get out from underneath another huge tax bill next season?
Could they make some moves that would potentially make them worse short term but stronger long term?
Here are three trades the Golden State Warriors could make to rebuild the roster.