Personally I am a fan of playing youth. Not losing on purpose, but develop the core. Trade the parts that are not long term--Sessions, Gordon, etc--to get more picks or cap space or something to build with. This may even include McRoberts and Biz. I like our core. Not a huge fan of it, but I like it.
I am not a fan of trading for Affalo. Or guys like Young and Hawes. They are near their peak to me and our current roster could develop into something similar I believe. I'm not even a fan of MKG and 1st rounder for Barnes, even though this is the best one. MKG showed me a lot last night, an attitude, aggression, of owning the offensive side more. Hopefully it maintains. If he keeps that up, he to me has more long term upside than Barnes.
The ONLY trade I like for this year was brought up for another Golden State Warrior. Grantland's Zach Lowe discussed the Warriors have all the pieces, but may need to trade a few. Specifically Klay Thompson. Thompson is the guy I like. Although I highly doubt they would break up the splash brothers for what we could offer. Here is Lowe's article...http://grantland.com/features/why-not-the-warriors/
"...It’s a very safe bet the Warriors will acquire a new backup point guard in the next month or so. The only question on that front is, how hard do they want to swing? They can get a scrap heap guy for basically nothing, but if they want a game-changer, they’ll have to think hard about including their 2019 first-round pick4 or one of Barnes and Thompson."
"The Barnes/Thompson discussion is fascinating, but the Warriors don’t appear ready to have it just yet. Golden State has three major rotation wings in Iguodala, Thompson, and Barnes, and a roster that might one day be in need of an upgrade somewhere else. Barnes and Thompson draw interest as trade chips all over the league, and Barnes hasn’t met the organization’s high expectations for him this season. With three years left on Lee’s contract, parting with one of these guys is Golden State’s only present-day means to a real game-changing trade. Just don’t expect one. "We like our core," Myers says. "We believe in our core, and we believe they will get better."
This is my question and point...would the Warriors trade a guy like Thompson if we offered the back up point they need and pieces? I imagine the deal looking like this...Charlotte gets: Thompson Warriors get: Sessions, Biz, and either the PORTLAND/DET pick. Sessions becomes last year's Jarrert Jack for them. He gets to the line and can give Curry a break. Biz would give them a big energy with defense and rebounding needed in the West with attacking guards. Bogut is an injury risk. Ezeli is also hurt. Higgins has history with the Warriors. They need pieces to get more pieces. In other words, our 1st rounder could only be a part of another trade for them since they are low on assets. For the Cats, imagine the spacing this would create with a shooter like Thompson. Kemba and MKG can slash all day. Al could kick out to Thompson and Kemba who has been much better from Range. If Zeller develops into a stretch 4, you could have 2 good shooters, a dominant post, and 2 great slashers as your starting line up. Thompson and MKG would give great length on D. Henderson would be a great 6th man to lead the 2nd unit. I still don't know if the Warriors would do that. But I think it is close to being fair. What do you think?