“Why Would They Trade Their Best Player?” Fans in Disbelief as Stephen Curry’s Warriors Set to Trade Major Star

Published 07/12/2022, 2:30 PM EDT
Jun 16, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and guard Klay Thompson (11) celebrate after beating the Boston Celtics in game six of the 2022 NBA Finals to win the NBA Championship at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors ascended to the top of the NBA. After three years of waiting, Stephen Curry finally became a champion again. The finals was like a fairytale for Steph, as he won his first Finals MVP. However, without Andrew Wiggins, the Bay would have probably been down and out. Now, to the shock of the fans, the franchise may be trading their dark horse in the Finals.

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When Wiggins joined the Warriors, he was more of a 3 and D player. The former number one overall pick came into a lineup with an elite scorer like Stephen Curry. Hence, Wiggins knew he won’t have the pressure of scoring the ball.

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But he flourished as a second-option scorer in the absence of Klay. Moreover, his impact in the playoffs was key in the championship triumph.

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With the taste of victory back, the Bay would want to keep all the important pieces. However, Wiggins’ future could be in question.

Could Andrew Wiggins be out of the Warriors?

After having his best career playoffs, Wiggins may have to prove more to the Warriors. According to an NBA executive, the reigning champions could sign an extension and then look to trade Wiggins. The first-time All-Star has one more season left in his current contract. And this could be a contract year for him.

Safe to say the Dub nation wasn’t thrilled on hearing this news. They were in total shock and expressed it all on Twitter.

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Wiggins is one of the best two-way players in the league right now. Still young, the former number one pick has the potential to be the cornerstone for the Warriors. However, for the Warriors, there could be an opportunity to upgrade in the future.

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Hence, they can either sign an extension and then trade him for a more talented forward or they can simply keep him. Wiggins has been the perfect complement to Steph so far and nothing says otherwise. Ranking second in Finals MVP votes, the sky is the limit for him.

With such a heavily talented roster, the Warriors will have to beat their brains to decide the future. Do you think the Bay should lean towards keeping Wiggins? Let us know your views in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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