The Golden State Warriors have won four titles in the past eight years. Over the last decade, they have won 40% of the titles. The core trio of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green has been absolutely dominant. And how, they have guys like Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole helping lead the charge, too.
But by the end of next season, Golden State will be forced to make some crucial decisions. Up to this point, they’ve been more than willing to pay any amount of money to keep their core players. However, with Green, Thompson, Wiggins, and Poole all in need of extensions next summer, that may no longer be possible.
Since Poole is the youngest of the bunch, and since two-way wings like Wiggins are often more valued in today’s NBA, he could be the odd one out. Sean Deveny of Heavy.com recently revealed the Orlando Magic could try to steal Poole next offseason since they will have the necessary cap space. If that’s the case, then, Golden State should try to get some sort of value in return by offering a sign-and-trade.
Here’s an outline of a potential deal:
Warriors receive: Jonathan Isaac
Magic receive: Poole
Let’s be perfectly clear – the Magic would not have to send anything back to Golden State. They will have enough cap space to sign Poole outright, and the only reason they would consider a sign-and-trade is if they wanted to lessee the load on their books.
And since Isaac has dealt with a career of injury issue