The Golden State Warriors 2022-23 season ended with a thud against the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Semifinals.
One year after winning their fourth NBA title of the era, the Warriors are facing a ton of questions this summer. It’s led to widespread Golden State Warriors rumors with even one report linking them to LeBron James.
As with everything NBA related at this point on the calendar, we have to sift through what is happening around the Association with a full grasp on reality. LeBron James is not heading to the Warriors.
Even then, there’s a whole lot to focus on in Northern California. General manager Bob Myers, one of the architects of the Warriors’ dynastic run, has left the organization. He was replaced by Mike Dunleavy in that role. In turn, Dunleavy pulled off a blockbuster trade to open the summer.
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Golden State Warriors seen as a lock to sign Dario Saric
The Golden State Warriors are reportedly prioritizing swingmen and shooting bigs that will play on minimum deals in 2023 free agency. Hours before the market opened various reports claimed that seven-year veteran Dario Saric was a top priority for the team and they were “likely” to sign him in when free agency begins.
Golden State Warriors trade Jordan Poole for Chris Paul
In one of the most-shocking NBA moves of the young offseaon, Golden State flipped Poole and Ryan Rollins as well as multiple future first-round picks for 12-time All-Star Chris Paul.
To be clear, Poole had been on the trade block for some time after struggling in the 2023 NBA Playoffs. A rift with Draymond Green only added to that. But to acquire an injury-plagued 38-year-old Paul in exchange for Poole was interesting. Paul will now back up Stephen Curry at the point, giving Golden State a level head off the bench. Despite all of his talent, Poole wasn’t that in Northern California.
Related: NBA trade tracker with grades
Golden State Warriors rumors focused on Jonathan Kuminga
Reports indicate that Kuminga could very well request a trade this summer. The former No. 6 overall pick fell out of Golden State’s rotation during the playoffs despite playing at a high level late in his sophomore season.
- Jonathan Kuminga stats (2022-23): 9.9. PPG, 3.4 RPG, 53% shooting, 37% 3-point
Over the course of his final 22 regular-season games, Kuminga averaged 13.4 points and 4.3 rebounds on 44% shooting from distance. It’s still baffling that Kerr took the 20-year-old forward out of the rotation when the playoffs started.
Golden State could now look to include Kuminga in a trade up during Thursday’s NBA Draft. The team is said to be looking for a higher first-round pick.
Draymond Green’s contract situation with the Golden State Warriors
Green, 33, opted out of his $27.59 million contract for next season and will hit NBA free agency. The Golden State Warriors want him to return. He wants to be a Warrior for life. But a lot of that will come down to asking price. If other teams offer the four-time NBA champion a max contract, the Warriors might just let him walk and roll with the aforementioned Kuminga at power forward next season.
With that said, Green’s value to the Warriors is more than it would be on any other team. This leads us to believe he’ll be back with the Warriors on a final long-term contract.
Other Golden State Warriors rumors
- Boasting the 19th pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, Golden State has been one of the teams bandied about as it relates to trade heading into the annual event. The Warriors are not lacking young players. They are also seeing their championship window closing. Packaging that pick with other assets for a proven commodity could make sense.
- Klay Thompson’s contract situation will be a talking point this summer. He had a heck of a 2022-23 regular season, only to struggle big time in the Western Conference Semifinals against the Los Angeles Lakers. Thompson is slated to become a free agent after the 2023-24 season. He’s eligible for a max contract extension this summer. Golden State will have a decision to make on that front.