It is predicted that the ‘defending champion’ Golden State Warriors will keep the existing prospect.
According to Anthony Slater of The Athletic, Golden State will not be trading young players.
Currently, Golden State has Jonathan Cuminga (forward, 201cm, 102kg), James Wiseman (center, 213cm, 109kg), and Moses Moody (guard, 196cm, 96kg). They are not a core force, and it is difficult to travel as a starting player. However, he came off the bench intermittently and played his part.
Considering their ransom, the burden is not small. All names were called in the first round, and Wiseman and Cuminga are by far the highest in the nomination order. Still, Golden State may not trade them in the first place. There are conflicting views even in the field, but at least Kuminga can sometimes play as a major force.
The Congolese native is averaging 7.5 points (.472 .258 .672), 3.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 18.6 minutes per game in 33 games this season. His overall playing time increased slightly from last season. Last season he moved across the perimeter, but this season he’s primarily a backup power forward. His athletic ability is outstanding, but his out-of-field shots are weak.
Wiseman’s position is still not good. Golden State still has a weak center. But last summer he re-signed Kevon Rooney and brought in Jamai Carl Green in the transfer window. With them, it is difficult for Wiseman to secure more playing time. He appeared in just 19 games and averaged 6.8 points (.609 .500 .657) and 3.6 rebounds in 12.7 minutes per game.
Same goes for Moody. Golden State has Jordan Poole and Klay Thompson, so it’s even harder for Moody to play consistently. He is averaging 5.2 points (.451 .365 .703) and 1.6 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per game in 38 games so far this season. At least, his playing time slightly increased compared to last season, and his overall record improved. However, he is somewhat disappointing after entering the rotation. 메이저놀이터
The problem is financial management. Not only is there a lot of spending this season, but also a lot of salaries set for the upcoming 2023-2024 season. Of course, it is classified as a team option, so Golden State can pursue the contract, but if there is no plan to hold on, it may be better to trade. However, Wiseman and Moody have low values in the market, so there are some parts that are difficult to trade in reality.
Meanwhile, Golden State is in 6th place in the Western Conference with 22 wins and 22 losses so far this season. At the beginning of the season, he did well despite the injury of his main gun, Stephen Curry, but he has not improved significantly even after his return. At the end of the year, they ran for 5 consecutive wins, but in the recent 6 games they played, they only added 2 wins, including 3 losses in a row.