Warriors Unwilling to Trade Draymond Green, Klay Thompson

– ‣ The Golden State Warriors have expressed no interest in trading veterans Draymond Green or Klay Thompson before the upcoming trade deadline, according to ESPN NBA insider Brian Windhorst.
– ‣ Chris Paul and Andrew Wiggins are considered more likely trade candidates by the Warriors, with both players being on the table for potential trades ahead of the deadline.
– ‣ Despite rumors and discussions, the Warriors are keen on retaining young players Jonathan Kuminga and Brandin Podziemski, viewing them as integral parts of their core moving forward.

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Oh, the NBA rumor mill is churning again. This time, it’s all about the Golden State Warriors. They’ve made it pretty clear—they’re not looking to trade Draymond Green or Klay Thompson. Not now, not before next Thursday’s deadline.

Brian Windhorst from ESPN dropped this nugget. On “SportsCenter,” he was like, “Nope, the Warriors aren’t moving Green or Thompson.” But, get this, Chris Paul and Andrew Wiggins might be on the chopping block. Paul’s contract is up soon, and Wiggins? Well, his numbers have seen better days.

Twitter’s buzzing with the news. Evan Sidery tweeted the scoop, citing Windhorst. It seems Wiggins and Paul are the ones Golden State’s willing to part with.

Then there’s Shams Charania from The Athletic. On FanDuel’s “Run It Back” show, he spilled the beans. The Warriors are testing the waters, seeing if there’s interest in Paul, Wiggins, and maybe even Thompson.

Charania threw in something interesting. The Warriors are pretty keen on keeping Jonathan Kuminga and Brandin Podziemski. They’re seen as the future, part of the core they’re building around.

So, why hang onto Thompson and Green? It’s a head-scratcher. Thompson’s not been his best, hitting career lows. Yet, he’s still a top 3-pointer in the league.

Steve Kerr had his say too. He’s convinced they won’t find better talent than Chris Paul and Gary Payton II in trades. It’s a bold statement, considering the ups and downs.

Draymond Green, though, is another story. He’s locked in with a hefty contract. But his on-court antics? They’ve cost him games and the team wins.

Green’s had a rough patch. A suspension here for a clash with Jusuf Nurkic, another there for a tussle with Rudy Gobert. The Warriors have felt his absence, struggling without him.

So, what’s the deal with the Warriors? They’re holding onto their veterans, betting on their core. But as the trade deadline looms, anything could happen. It’s the NBA, after all.

James Shotwell
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