The Golden State Warriors are in a rough spot at the moment. Superstar and former NBA MVP point guard Stephen Curry is going to miss most of the regular season due to a broken hand he suffered early on and shooting guard Klay Thompson is out with a long-term knee injury. They also lost former NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant to the Brooklyn Nets during the offseason.
However, one of the positives that emerged from the offseason for the Warriors was the acquisition of former Nets All-Star point guard D’Angelo Russell, as part of a blockbuster sign-and-trade deal.
At one point, it looked as if the Chicago Bulls could get in the mix to land D-Lo if he were to depart from the Nets (which he did) during the summer.
But there might not be a picture that includes D-Lo in the Warriors long term plans under head coach and former Bulls sharpshooter Steve Kerr. If the Warriors are looking to move Russell, then the Bulls should jump on those discussions immediately. Passing up the opportunity that John Paxson and Gar Forman could hypothetically have at landing D-Lo is too good to miss.
Another key addition that could help the Warriors is a rejuvenated defensive standout point guard Kris Dunn. Now that Dunn found himself a solidified role in the Bulls rotation, his trade value should shoot up a bit.
But Dunn is just a complimentary piece that goes along with who would be a solid third scorer in the Warriors rotation with shooting guard Zach LaVine.