Warriors Might Consider Trading Draymond Green For Rudy Gobert

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Warriors Might Consider Trading Draymond Green For Rudy Gobert

 

The Utah Jazz may have to part ways with either Rudy Gobert or Donovan Mitchell going forward. Both players were previously diagnosed with coronavirus, but fortunately have recovered. However, things remain unsettled after it was reported that the relationship between the two Jazz focal points may be unsalvageable.

This turning point of their relationship could probably urge the Jazz to trade either of the two in the future; and speculations are favoring that the team are more likely to trade the All-Star center and continue to build around Mitchell.

On the assumption that Gobert may be dealt in the future, league executives believe that the Golden State Warriors could be a team interested in trading for him.

Per Bleacher Report:

 

The lower-level Eastern Conference talent evaluator suggested that if the Utah Jazz are forced to deal center Rudy Gobert, the Warriors might reconsider the idea of standing pat.

There have been no indications that the Warriors would break up their core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, as reported. But several executives still suggest a Draymond Green trade.

“He’s [30], he’s going to get a lot of money and his mouth continues to move,” the Eastern Conference talent evaluator says.

“They could probably get another lottery pick for Draymond,” the Eastern Conference GM says.

Adds the Western Conference executive, “The Draymond Green trick is over.”

 

After a dominant four-year run to the Finals, the Golden State Warriors were forced to distribute heavy minutes to rookies and role players due to Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson injuries. Green, who’s been the most active among the core, however didn’t contribute to winning too much — averaging 8.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, 6.2 assists per game on 38.9% FG; the Warriors forward hasn’t been the three-time All-Star we’ve seen from in previous years.

Still, there’s uncertainty that the Warriors would explore a trade for the 29-year old forward in the future. The Warriors will be having a healthy Stephen and Klay next season, and Draymond Green has been vital to their small-ball game.

Gobert is still an intriguing piece, though. The Utah Jazz center has won two DPOY awards and has undeniably been more productive than Draymond as a scorer and rebounder.

 

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