With the blockbuster acquisition of Kevin Durant in the off-season, the Golden State Warriors were projected to be one of the league's top contenders this 2016-2017 NBA season. But now it seems that the Warriors superteam weren't as good as people say they would be. Could it be chemistry issues? Critics say that Klay Thompson seems to be overshadowed by Durant's presence which now puts Thompson in the latest NBA trade rumors.
It seems all the hype about the Warriors becoming a superteam this year has cooled down, having a 5-2 record and ranking 7th overall in this new season. Following a 20-point blowout loss from the Lakers, it seems the team's front office is looking for a new wing-man to replace Thompson. Latest NBA trade rumors have spread that Andrew Wiggins could be the guy according to a report by Headlines & Global News.
Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry are the best shooters in the league right now having been included in last season's top ten 3pt field goal percentage leaders. Having Thompson and Curry in one team is a plus for the Warriors which gave them two consecutive NBA finals appearances, but with Durant in the picture, having three pure shooters in one team seems to pose a problem.
With Durant being a pure shooter and a prolific scorer as well, Thompson could be the odd man out according to CBS Sports. Thompson hasn't been himself this year especially in their loss against the Los Angeles Lakers. He was shooting 4-18 which just shows he's in a shooting slump right now.
A statistics comparison shows that trading Thompson for Wiggins would be a downgrade for the Warriors. But it seems that Wiggins would be a perfect fit for the Warriors as he is more of a defensive and attack-the-paint wingman that would complement Durant's playing style.
Will Thompson move on? Are the splash brothers parting ways? These latest NBA trade rumors aren't far from happening and we could see more of these as the season progresses.