Golden State Warriors is not the same team as it was last year and it could be difficult for them. Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, DeMarcus Cousins, DeAndre Jordan, etc. left the team in free agency deals and the roster is very shallow. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are the only big names and the later is yet to recover from his injuries.
D’Angelo Russell shows hopes but his playing position doesn’t fit and he might be traded out soon. The Warriors currently have a bunch of young inexperienced players and they need to add some veterans who know the game. Several free agents are still without a team and could be a great addition to the Dubs side. Here are the possible Warriors trade deals with JR Smith, Joakim Noah and Iman Shumpert.
JR Smith has been labeled as a hot-headed player who’s not good with his teammates in the locker room. It doesn’t change the fact that Smith is good in the court and was also a key part of the Cavaliers team winning the NBA titles.
Several Vets that’s still out there on the Free Agent Market that I think can help a contender!
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) August 22, 2019
The same thing which made Smith famous also ended his run with the Cavs as they lost the 2018 finals due to his mistake. Smith has been an inconsistent player who can play great if he’s in form and the Warriors would be willing to bet on him.
Joakim Noah might not be useful in scoring but he can still be useful in the Golden State Warriors team. The 2014 Defensive Player of the year has lost his magical ability and might be waiting for a comeback.
Lakers completed workouts and meetings with Dwight Howard and Joakim Noah on Thursday and have Mo Speights at the team’s facility today, league sources tell ESPN. Both Howard and Noah left impressions that they could be helpful to the team.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 23, 2019
Stephen Curry will be targeted by the opposite sides as Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson are not there to guard him. In such a situation, Noah could be useful and he might be the big man to scare everyone away. The Warriors could use him in spurts as Noah comes out full of energy and ready to help the other players in the game.
Iman Shumpert was a key part of the 2015-16 Cavaliers team when they defeated Warriors to win the NBA title. It was his ACL injury that slowed him down but he has been doing great and has grown up to be a consistent player.
My dude @imanshumpert should be on a team right now!!!
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) August 24, 2019
Shumpert is a great defensive player whose hands works like magic and steal the ball from the opponents. The Warriors could use Iman until Klay Thompson is recovered and he would lead their defensive side. Shumpert is also a good three-point shooter with 34.8 percent average in the last NBA season.