Steve Kerr says everybody on the Golden State Warriors but Stephen Curry could be traded this offseason, even rookie big man James Wiseman.
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr didn’t beat around the bush when it comes to which players on his team could be moved this summer: everybody but point guard Stephen Curry, including injured rookie center James Wiseman.
Kerr was asked a very interesting question by ESPN’s Nick Friedell about if he has seen enough out of Wiseman during his rookie season to prevent him from being in potential trade discussions this summer. Kerr would offer the following:
“How many players are truly untouchable in the NBA? LeBron [James], Steph[en Curry] and Giannis [Antetokounmpo]? That’s about it. Everybody is tradable.”
How should Warriors fans feel about Kerr’s overall bluntness when answering this question?
Golden State Warriors: Steve Kerr sees nearly every player as a tradable asset
Golden State is hovering around .500 this season. The Warriors are likely to be playing in the play-in round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs this summer after not even making it to the Orlando bubble last year. While Curry is clearly the best player in the 2020-21 Warriors and is an untradable asset, you cannot feel good about what Kerr said when it comes to Wiseman and the rest of the team.
What this signifies is that the Warriors are very much in decline of their competitive life cycle. An inevitable rebuild is coming, one that will be centered around Curry, who is on the wrong side of 30. Since Wiseman was the No. 2 overall pick in last year’s draft, one would think he would be part of the Warriors’ long-term plans, but here we are. It does not sound good.
Kerr may have been hyperbolic in his quote, but it’s starting to feel like Golden State’s best days are behind them.