July 12, 2024

Steph Curry Would Receive a New Co-Star If The Warriors Traded Him…

The Golden State Warriors could be looking for a new co-star to pair with Steph Curry after failing to reach the playoffs in the 2023-24 season. Looking to maximize their window, the Warriors have two tradeable first-round picks and multiple pick swaps. Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report put together “realistic” trade options for the Warriors this offseason, including Lauri Markkanen of the Utah Jazz.

“If nothing else, Golden State isn’t out anything by making a phone call. And with a formidable package built around draft picks (perhaps two firsts and up to four swaps) and young players (Jonathan Kuminga, Brandin Podziesmki, Trayce Jackson-Davis and Moses Moody) to offer, the Warriors have enough to at least get a dialogue going.

“And if that dialogue turns into a deal, Golden State would suddenly have its co-star for Curry,” Buckley wrote in his May 2 article. “Markkanen’s per-game averages since joining the Jazz include 24.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.1 three-pointers to go along with his near-spotless 49/39.5/88.5 shooting slash.”

Curry, who turned 36 years old in March, isn’t getting any younger. If the Golden State Warriors are looking to build around him, this could be one of the final offseasons they have the chance to do so.

During the season, he proved that he can still help lead a team to a championship, averaging 26.4 points per game and shooting above 40% from three-point range once again.

Finishing 10th in the Western Conference with a 46-36 record, Buckley wrote that marginal changes won’t make this roster into a championship team.

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