Bill Simmons: Warriors-Raptors Trade Could Benefit Both Teams

Bill Simmons: Warriors-Raptors Trade Could Benefit Both Teams

Written by Reananda Hidayat Permono Completed Master of Science - MS, Petroleum Geology from Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

The Golden State Warriors’ slow start to the 2023/2024 season could be a strong sign for the team management to reshape the roster.

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons even believes the reshaping should involve a key piece of the team’s starting lineup.

The Warriors currently sit 10th in the Western Conference with a disappointing record of 9-10.

The Golden State relies heavily on Stephen Curry, while his superstar mates Draymond Green and Klay Thompson are struggling early on.

Hence, it’s time to rebuild the Golden State dynasty. Simmons suggests the Warriors to trade forwards Jonathan Kuminga and Andrew Wiggins for Raptors forward Pascal Siakam.

Together with Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry, Siakam beat Golden State in the 2019 NBA finals.

Interestingly, the Toronto Raptors are also in a hole with a 9-10 record and 11th in the East.

Toronto needs a fresh start and Wiggins, a Toronto native, could benefit from playing in his home country.

Although Simmon’s fascinating idea may not be implemented, it gives a perspective that the NBA champion will need to shake things up if their bad performances continue.

The Golden State Warriors are eliminated from the NBA In-Season Tournament despite winning the last group match against San Antonio.

They will face the LA Clippers tomorrow who sit just one position below them in the West.

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