It remains to be seen how the Warriors will bolster their roster this offseason ahead of the 2023-24 NBA season, but it’s clear the organization is gearing up for a busy summer.
On Fubo Sports’ latest episode, “No Cold With Gilbert Arenas,” the former Warriors point guard discussed what Golden State’s priorities should be this offseason.
“You have to start adding someone who can finish [Steph Curry] Keep it simple and playful,” Arenas said. “We don’t talk about it [Kevin Durant] It was still here.”
Getting help for Curry, especially the player Arenas is referring to, is easier said than done, especially for a Warriors team that will be $49 million over the $162 million luxury tax threshold next season.
Golden State may not be able to add any rookie players in free agency, meaning any major moves will have to come via trade. What do the Warriors have to offer and who can they get? Arenas has ideas.
“I saw if I could try to get Jordan’s pool [traded] And we’ll see if we can get someone more stable,” Arenas explained. “Because his game is wrong. It’s AAU style. It’s a Herc and Greed style, highlight reel type of game where I want to challenge you, I have to challenge you on every play. And when you’re talking about being great or being consistent, you have to understand how to get easy buckets…With Jordan right now, it’s 90% of his game. in order to [if I’m the Warriors] I’m going to try to move him and maybe if I can move him I can get Jaylen Brown? “
“If I were them, I’d try to pull and pack. [Andrew] Wiggins and see what I can get from him [and] If I can find a strong third option. Or if I can save money by getting rid of Poole and Wiggins for Jaylen Brown and letting Draymond go. [Green] Walk and sign Ben Simmons… There are a lot of possibilities. It all depends on the mindset and what everyone thinks.”
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Will starting five Warriors with Curry, Klay Thompson, Brown, Simmons and Kevin Looney and a bench without Poole be an upgrade over the current roster? If so, will it be enough to make the Warriors championship contenders again?
Those moves will certainly result in drastic changes to the roster, which some believe could be necessary next season.
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