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Should Warriors trade Wiggins, draft picks for Pacers' Turner?


The 2020 NBA Draft will not take place until Nov. 18, which means we have plenty of time to come up with more hypothetical trades involving the Warriors.

The latest one comes from Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman, and includes three teams.

Warriors get:
-Myles Turner
-No. 6 pick in 2020 draft

Indiana Pacers get:
-No. 2 pick in 2020 draft

Atlanta Hawks get:
-Andrew Wiggins
-Minnesota Timberwolves' 2021 top-three protected pick (which Golden State currently possesses)

Let's establish this right out the gate: It seems very unlikely that the Warriors would give up their two most-valuable draft assets for Turner (even though they still would get to select someone in the lottery at No. 6).

It's safe to assume that they only seriously consider this trade if they determine it is imperative to unload Wiggins' contract, and that doesn't seem to be the case at all.

The Warriors are very confident that the former No. 1 overall pick will thrive in his role playing alongside Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. They expect Wiggins to become an integral component of their defense, and parting ways with him without receiving an established wing in return leaves a major void.

"We could use the length on the wings," coach Steve Kerr told reporters last week. "We know that."

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As for Turner, he averaged 12.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 2.1 blocks per game last season. The 24-year-old would give Golden State a big man who is a legitimate threat from 3-point territory, as he shot 35.9 percent from deep over the last four seasons combined.

In a vacuum, Turner would be a very nice addition to the roster. But the asking price in this proposal is quite steep, and going forward with these parameters would limit the Warriors' flexibility.

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President of basketball operations Bob Myers definitely could end up striking a blockbuster trade this offseason. But if this is the only major offer on the table, it's fair to expect him to go a different route when it comes to filling out/improving the roster.

The Warriors have a $17.2 million traded player exception, the $6 million-ish taxpayer mid-level exception and presumably a couple veteran's minimum contracts at their disposal.

The front office has a lot to figure out.

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