All NBA enthusiasts anticipated significant moves from the Golden State Warriors ahead of the trade deadline. Despite not executing any major transactions, it’s revealed that they engaged in substantial discussions regarding several players.
As per Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, the Golden State Warriors seriously explored the possibility of acquiring both Alex Caruso and Kelly Olynyk. However, they stood firm in their decision not to part ways with Jonathan Kuminga for any potential trade offers.
Shelburne explained, “There were extensive discussions surrounding Alex Caruso, Kelly Olynyk, and even Andrew Wiggins, who had shown improved performance. However, according to my sources, every inquiry eventually led to Jonathan Kuminga, whom they staunchly declared untouchable in trade negotiations.”
Throughout the season, Andrew Wiggins has been a crucial asset for the Warriors. Despite his name swirling in various trade talks, recent performances have halted any potential trades, according to Shelburne.
Shelburne stated, “Andrew Wiggins’ recent form has given them hope that he can recapture the level he showcased a couple of years ago when they clinched the title, leading them to maintain their current roster.” While Wiggins has shown improvement, he hasn’t fully reached his past peak with the Warriors.
In his last 10 games, he’s averaging 14.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.0 blocks with shooting percentages of 53% from the field, 41% from three-point range, and 80% from the free-throw line. Nevertheless, the most significant development is the Warriors’ return to winning ways.