Golden State is in an interesting position ahead of the Feb. 9 trade deadline. They could use some help to cement their place in the Western Conference standings, but also stay where they are and make it work. The latest rumors link them with Malik Beasley of the Utah Jazz.
In an interview with Sean Deveney of Heavy Sports, an Eastern Conference executive said the Warriors could use Beasley. The defending champions need more bench scoring because Jordan Poole has been inconsistent this season. The executive added that if Stephen Curry told the front office to make a trade, they could comply.
“If he said to ownership, ‘You’ve got to get some help now, not in the future,’ that would go a long way,” the executive said. “There are only a few players that you absolutely need to listen to, and Steph is one of them. If they want to trade one of these young players, Beasley is a good bench player for them.”
Malik Beasley has averaged 13.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 50 games for the Utah Jazz this season. Beasley was acquired from the Minnesota Timberwolves in the offseason as part of the Rudy Gobert trade. He also has a $16.5 million team option for next season, which could be easily turned down based on his performance.
Still, if Golden State isn’t in a hurry, several teams are rumored to be interested in Beasley. The Eastern Conference executive revealed that teams such as the Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics and New Orleans Pelicans may try to acquire the offensive player. A swinger of consciousness.
Draymond Green didn’t have the same impact on Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green Will probably play out his final season with the Golden State Warriors. Green can opt out of his contract at the end of the season and enter free agency.his events with Jordan Poole Luxury-tax concerns with the Warriors in the offseason could mean Green could be looking for a new team in the summer.
An NBA executive who declined to be named also said the incident affected Green’s influence in the organization. The former Defensive Player of the Year once had the authority to tell management to go after players or improve parts of the team. However, that has not been the case since he hit Poole.
“Normally, Draymond would be the one to have a big fight with management,” the executive said. “‘You need to do this and that,’ but Draymond is in a different situation now after Poole. He’s not going to be there to make more waves.”