You don’t stay at the top of your game by sitting on your hands, those who want to be the greatest know that, and that’s exactly what the Golden State Warriors, who are defending NBA champs, are not doing to try and extend their talent lead over the rest of the league.
The Warriors have one of the best rosters in the NBA at the moment, and when you disregard the starters, their bench unit isn’t that bad as well. Not according to their front office though, who according to Zach Lowe of ESPN, have been trying to make moves to strengthen their bench, and have enquired about a few defensive wings.
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It seems that GSW isn’t too pleased with the recent play of core bench pieces such as Iguodala, Livingston, and Young, and are looking to add a piece or two to shore up any defensive holes before the final stretch of the season.
After being traded by Boston to Detroit this past offseason, Bradley has been having much of the same year compared to the 2016-17 season, not showing a lot in terms of improvement with a new team. The shooting guard is averaging 14.9 points and 2.3 rebounds a game, along with 1.1 steals per contest. After only 40 games with the Pistons, Bradley was involved in the trade with the Los Angeles Clippers to send Blake Griffin to Detroit, with Avery now residing in Los Angeles.
Due to the makeup of their roster, the Warriors don’t have a lot to offer the Clippers for Bradley, who will be even less inclined to send him the Warriors way after having just received him from Detroit. A potential deal would have to involve one of Golden State’s major bench pieces — either Livingston or Iguodala — to make salaries match, as well as a draft pick or two to sweeten the deal.
As of right now, it doesn’t look as though the Clips will be sending Bradley anywhere soon, but when it hits trade deadline day, anything can happen.