Owner Hints at Wiseman, Kuminga’s Future in Warriors Trade Rumor
The Golden State Warriors have been mentioned in various iterations of what has essentially been the same trade rumor for the better part of a year — the Warriors landing an established star in exchange for some combination of second-year center James Wiseman and rookies Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody.
Warriors owner Joe Lacob addressed the rumors and the team’s future plans, explaining how the team is aiming to compete for a championship now while also planning for the future.
It’s a model that the San Antonio Spurs used to great success during the tenures of David Robinson, Tim Duncan, and Kawhi Leonard, and it’s one that means none of Golden State’s burgeoning young stars will be moving anytime soon.
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‘One Path’ warriors
The Warriors are built to compete for a title this year on a very specific formula of veteran players and young, developing players, according to Lacob, with little room or money to bring in anything else.
As a result, any trade rumors linking the Warriors to Ben Simmons or Bradley Beal are unlikely to materialize.
“First and foremost, this is the only way,” Lacob stated.
“There isn’t any other option.”
I’m not sure what people are talking about.
We have by far the highest payroll in NBA history.
As a result, we’ve decided to go all-in.
But I believe, and our coaching staff and basketball operations staff believe, that great teams have a mix of talent.
You need to be able to play in a variety of ways.
You want to have young players who are still developing, as well as the great players who are already there.”
“He has a little bit of everything you want in a defender,” Draymond Green said.
The Warriors are raising a beast in Jonathan Kuminga.
It’s also working more quickly than expected.https:t.convG0p9Mgzw pic.twitter.comhzvPgXUHcJ
November 15, 2021, — Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe)
Lacob went on to say that he doesn’t want an “old, broken-down” team, citing some of the great teams in the past that combined established stars with up-and-coming young talent.
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