Could DeMar DeRozan Put The Warriors Back On Track? NBA Analyst Floats Trade Idea
The Golden State Warriors are swirling in trade rumors as the NBA deadline inches closer. It’s no surprise. Sitting 12th in the West with a rough 18-22 record, they need additional help to bolster their performance.
The recent word about the Warriors is that the team is open to trading away any of their player except for their superstar point guard Stephen Curry. That leaves everyone else fair game, from Klay Thompson and Draymond Green to even newcomer Chris Paul.
With trade talks heating up, Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley has thrown out a trade that could put the Warriors back on track, key to this is acquiring six-time All-Star DeMar DeRozan from the Chicago Bulls.
The Trade: DeRozan and Jevon Carter to the Golden State Warriors for Chris Paul, Moses Moody, a 2026 first-round pick (top-three protected), a 2026 second-round pick (via ATL) and a 2028 second-round pick (via ATL)
The Warriors have to find a way to alleviate the offensive burden on Stephen Curry, who has a 41.4/33.8/89.5 since the calendar flipped to 2024.
DeRozan is capable of creating something out of nothing, and he’s a sound enough passer and processor to keep things moving in this free-flowing offense. Carter could soak up the backup point guard minutes and provide 94 feet of tenacious defense.
If the Bulls are fans of Moody, a 21-year-old who’s shown flashes of high-end three-and-D abilities, they could be fans of this package. All three incoming picks would be provided by teams with uncertain futures. Paul’s purpose, though, would be nothing more than making the money work.