The NBA commerce deadline is shortly approaching, bringing alongside the loopy rumors and speculations we’ve come to count on.
The rebuilding Houston Rockets reportedly are contemplating procuring Victor Oladipo, who the Warriors have been linked to.
Nevertheless, it would not seem a commerce is anyplace close to being within the works.
In line with The Chronicle’s Connor Letourneau, potential commerce talks between the 2 groups have solely served as inquiries, because the Rockets return ask for Oladipo is out of the query for Golden State.
“The Rockets would need one of many Warriors’ prime belongings, the 2021 choose from Minnesota or [James] Wiseman, each of that are conversation-enders for Golden State,” Letourneau stated.
Understandably so. The Warriors’ coveted top-3 protected choose from Minnesota stays of upmost significance to the group, as does Wiseman. The 19-year-old has skilled his justifiable share of rising pains in his first NBA season, however stays an necessary issue to the Warriors success in 2021 and past.
Merely put, there is no such thing as a means the Warriors will half with both.
At 21-20, the Warriors are in a precarious spot earlier than the commerce deadline. They may swap belongings and make a push for the playoffs. They may elect to give attention to the continued growth of their youthful gamers an as an alternative goal for a rivalry window in 2021. Or the Warriors may merely stand pat and hope to sneak in as the ultimate playoff spot.
Regardless of the selection, it appears Oladipo in a Warriors uniform is one thing that simply will not occur.