The Golden State Warriors are reportedly looking to make a significant roster shakeup in an attempt to turn around their disappointing 2023-24 campaign. According to a recent report from The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Warriors are open to trading forward Andrew Wiggins and veteran point guard Chris Paul.
During his recent appearance on Run It Back, Charania said that the Warriors are looking into ways to improve their roster and will “take calls” on Wiggins and Paul. Several other players might be available for the right price, even franchise legend Klay Thompson.
Paul seems to be the prime candidate to be traded out of the trio. The 38-year-old hasn’t been nearly as efficient as the Warriors hoped he would be when they acquired him in a trade that saw Jordan Poole join the Washington Wizards. He is averaging a career-low 8.9 points to go with 3.8 rebounds and 7.2 assists.
The reason why teams might be interested in Paul is his large expiring contract. He is earning $30 million this season and has a team option for 2024-25. Any team acquiring Paul would likely do so in a bid to clear out the cap space.
Wiggins, on the other hand, is also having a down year, averaging just 12.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.6 assists while shooting 31.0% from behind the three-point line. Still, he is less than two years removed from his All-Star appearance, and teams might believe he can rediscover his form in a different environment.
The Warriors are currently sitting at No. 12 in the Western Conference with a 19-24 record. They are 3.5 games behind the Utah Jazz, which holds the last play-in spot.