TheSuzerain wrote:Mk0 wrote:TheSuzerain wrote:They have the Twolves pick to trade. Also their 2021 1st rounder if it lands in spots 1-20 (I think?).
They also have a 2026 1st rounder to deal.
I thought the TWolves pick is top 3 protected
2026 feels so far away but that may be a nice investment
The Minnesota pick is protected 1-3 for 2021. Is then unprotected in 2022 if it doesn't convey in 2021.
A trade I really like as it simultaneously does a lot of things for us, and it seems desirable for the Warriors as well:
- Zach Lavine
- Tomas Satoransky
- Andrew Wiggins
- 2021 MN 1st
- 2021 GS 1st (conveyed if lands between 5-20 or something, if it does not convey, we get two 2nds)
- 2026 GS 1st with as little protection as we can negotiate
- Maybe grab another 2nd rounder or something
That trade stabilizes the Warriors this year as they could roll with:
Then they plug in Klay for Oubre and try to make 1 more go at it with their dynasty core.
For the Bulls, gives us a very clear direction for the next 2-3 years (rebuild). It gives us lots of extra picks to play with as well. This trade would also completely tank this season which likely means a top 5 pick in the 2021 draft.
First, I agree with your general premise for this thread. Even targeting those like THT...I think some folks might be taking your intent a bit too literally (?). I assume you showed the preseason game as an example...then if he continues to flash ability like that through the season, then you might consider a nice offer.
Next, I don’t see this GSW target that everyone else does. Everybody and their brother seems to be throwing out these types of trades....wonder why...
The whole league sees the talent of the 2021 draft. Do we think an org as good as the Warriors is blind to that? (yes...we apparently do). They’re going to flush it away for a win now move that doesn’t even make them one of the favorites? Even with Zach, they have absolutely no bench. They’re clearly still below both LA teams, and Denver IMO. A case could be made for Utah, and a healthy Blazers team.
Golden State sees the 2021 talent too. They can wait it out one more year, and see what picks they get. They can use those to take 2 young studs, or trade them for established talent, or a combination. Tons of options to pair with their aging dynasty core...with the most important star in Steph not being reliant on athleticism.
This is also a great year to suck without fans in the stands. Perfect for a team like GS to go for another stealth tank.