OG Anunoby, Caleb Martin, Alec Burks Named Warriors’ Top Trade Targets

Mary Raleigh
15/09/2023

One NBA writer has named OG Anunoby, Caleb Martin and Alec Burks as the Golden State Warriors’ top trade targets. Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report believes the Warriors should try to trade for Anunoby, Martin or Burks.Warriors Trade Rumors: Bleacher Report Proposes Trades Including O.G.  Anunoby and Jordan Poole - YouTube

“Anunoby might cost all of Golden State’s trade chips, but his defensive dominance, spot-up shooting and budding on-ball creation could make him worth it,” Buckley wrote in his latest NBA trade column. “Martin is a mid-tier option who previously flashed as an energizer but just played his best basketball on the game’s biggest stage. Burks, who spent part of the 2019-20 season with the Warriors, brings the kind of shooting, defense and quick decision-making this system requires.”Alec Burks Changes Jersey Number “Out of Respect” for the Late Kobe Bryant  | NBA.com

The Warriors lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2023 Western Conference Semifinals in six games. It was the first time Golden State didn’t make the NBA Finals while playing in the postseason in the Steve Kerr era, which began in 2014-15.

Anunoby appeared in 67 games for the Toronto Raptors last season. The NBA champion averaged 16.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists while shooting 47.6% overall, 38.7% from 3 and 83.8% from the foul line.Ranking Warriors' Top Trade Targets After 2023 NBA Playoff Loss | News,  Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors | Bleacher Report

Martin played in 71 games for the Miami Heat last season. The swingman averaged 9.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists while shooting 46.4% from the field, 35.6% from beyond the arc and 80.5% from the free-throw line. The Heat lost to the Denver Nuggets in the 2023 NBA Finals in five games.

Finally, Burks appeared in 51 games for the Detroit Pistons last season. He averaged 12.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists while shooting 43.6% from the field, 41.4% from beyond the arc and 81.4% from the free-throw line.Surprise duo predicted as top trade targets for Golden State Warriors

The Warriors made a big trade this offseason, sending Jordan Poole to the Washington Wizards for Chris Paul. Golden State is expected to start Paul, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Green next season.

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