Golden State Warriors have hit a slump in form this season, with Klay Thompson and Draymond Green hitting a cold streak in the last few games.
The Warriors have thrived because of the smooth chemistry between their starting 5, but the ball movement and especially the shooting has been off in the past few weeks.
Now, the Warriors, who looked pretty settled going into the current season, are suddenly out in the market to add more firepower to their roster. Kevin Durant could be on his way out next season and Klay Thompson too would be hitting free agency.
Steve Kerr had earlier admitted that it would be next to impossible for the Warriors to re-sign DeMarcus Cousins and thus the existing Warriors dynasty could be falling apart in the months to come.
More NBA memo: "…with the players they have under contract, without having to divert attention or resources to conduct or speculation regarding the potential destinations of those players in future seasons once their contracts expire." Translated: Knock it off w/ Anthony Davis.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 28, 2018
LeBron to Anthony Davis after the game:
— Sports Notes (@TheSportsNotes) December 22, 2018
With the recent developments in the trade market, Warriors have pulled up their socks too and are now reportedly interested in the biggest possible acquisition, Anthony Davis.
Anthony Davis is going to be the hottest property in the trade market, as the Pelicans man’s decision for next season could determine where the next NBA dynasty would come up.
Lakers currently lead the race to secure the services of Davis, especially after LeBron tried all his tricks to recruit the big man whilst on his visit to LA.
Now, ESPN’s Zach Lowe has reported that the Warriors are interested in stealing away Davis from the Lakers(as they lead the race), but Klay Thompson will need to agree to move to the Pelicans, something that could be a problem(unless it becomes a multi team deal).
Today's AD story includes a section (riffing on an old @kpelton piece) on whether an AD trade would be the most important/impactful trade of an NBA veteran (not sign-and-trade, or free agency signing) in…well…in a long, long time: https://t.co/1V1oia7wju
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) December 27, 2018
— Rob Mahoney (@RobMahoney) December 26, 2018
“The Warriors have been publicly linked to Davis before and would surely be interested, sources say,” Lowe confirmed.
“But it’s hard to find a realistic path ahead of next season.
“They aren’t trading [Steph] Curry or [Kevin] Durant for him; Durant is a free agent anyway.
“Draymond Green probably isn’t enticing enough as a centerpiece considering what little else the Warriors have in draft picks and young players.
“Klay Thompson is a free agent too, and it seems unlikely he would agree to a sign-and-trade sending him to New Orleans.” he added.
Now, because of the Klay Thompson issue, Lowe confirmed that Lakers and Celtics lead the race to get Davis on board.
But expect a tough fight from Pelicans to keep their star man on board.
“The Celtics want their chance, and if they get it, expect them to be ultra-aggressive even without any assurances from Davis that he will re-sign.
“The Celtics are confident in the team and culture they have built under Brad Stevens.
“Other teams will try to butt their way in if the Davis sweepstakes materialises.
“New Orleans will fight like hell to make sure it never does. Davis is worth all of it.” Lowe concluded.