Jordan Poole, Kevon Looney, Jonathan Kuminga, and the No. 19 pick (which cannot be dealt until after the draft) were exchanged for Pascal Siakam and Thaddeus Young by the Toronto Raptors.
Any weaknesses in the Warriors’ supporting group were skillfully concealed by their stars in past seasons. While Klay Thompson had a very difficult postseason run, Stephen Curry still appears to be able to work that magic. As dynamic as Draymond Green is on defense, his ability to contribute on offense is mostly dependent on the quality around him.
That’s a roundabout way of saying that the Warriors might look for stars and they could discover one north of the border who is free. Although Toronto hasn’t made Pascal Siakam explicitly available, now might be the ideal time to make a change given that Fred VanVleet, Gary Trent Jr., and Jakob Poeltl are all probably going to leave for free agency.
At any reasonable cost, Siakam makes sense for the Dubs. He is a skilled defender who contributes to more stat categories than anyone else. According to Stathead Basketball, he was one of five players this season to average 24 points, seven rebounds, and five assists, along LeBron James, Nikola Joki, Luka Doni, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Luka Doni.
Jordan Poole is far from a throw-in, but Toronto would probably be most interested in Jonathan Kuminga and the draft pick. Sure, the postseason was terrible, but throughout the regular season, the 23-year-old averaged 20.4 points and 4.5 assists per game. To complete the transaction, the Raptors would move Kevon Looney, who could not commit to a regular middle-man role, and trade Thaddeus Young, who was unable to secure a regular rotation job.