Could a hypothetical trade centered around swapping James Wiseman with Indiana Pacers big man Myles Turner make their rotation even more potent?
Adam sure thinks so!
Turner leads the NBA with 2.8 blocked shots per night and is averaging 12.4 points and 7.6 rebounds with a 39.4 percent clip from behind the 3-point line. Indiana has started the season 9-14, and long have been rumored to be interested in moving Turner with All-Star Domantas Sabonis also occupying the starting frontcourt.
A player like Turner, who doubles as an elite rim protector and well-above-average 3-point shooter, likely represents the best-case scenario for Wiseman as a pro. With the Warriors clearly a championship contender, should they be willing to wait and see if Wiseman can make the strides they believe he can after missing eight months with a meniscus tear?
If the Warriors don’t believe Looney and Wiseman can get it done against the best of the best in the league, perhaps they will look to Turner or another big man to bolster the frontcourt.
This is a clip from episode 64 of The Sunday Punch Podcast: Hosted by two friends, Sunday Punch is a Chicago podcast that talks about sports, pop culture, and politics.