Warriors Having Issues Finding Trade Partner for Lottery Picks

Warriors GM Boby Myers, left, and coach Steve Kerr get ready for picture during the team's 2019 media day.

The Warriors continue to seek trades that acquire veteran help. though there simply aren’t many impactful players available on the trade market, Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report writes. Golden State is looking to move their two lottery selections—the No. 7 and No. 14 overall picks in the upcoming draft.

“I don’t think it will be a situation where we are trying to develop players at the risk of losing; that’s the short answer,” Warriors GM Bob Myers previously said of the team’s offseason plans. “We’re not going to develop and have it cost us games. That’s not the plan.”

The team has been linked to Collin Sexton and the Jazz may have a handful of veterans that could be had for the right price, including Joe Ingles, though Golden State appears to be angling for star-level talent.

Bradley Beal Trade Remains Unlikely Despite Warriors’ Recruiting Efforts

Teams around the league continue to monitor Bradley Beal‘s situation in Washington, including the Warriors. Golden State’s trio of Stephen CurryKlay Thompson, and Draymond Green wants the front office to acquire top-level talent in the hopes of truly competing for a title yet again and Beal is atop the stars’ wishlist, Marcus Thompson of The Athletic hears.

Yet, multiple sources have told FortyEightMinutes that nothing has changed in regard to Beal’s availability. Washington is entering the offseason with plans to build around Beal and Russell Westbrook and while the franchise would like to ink Beal to an extension this summer, should that not occur (financially, it makes sense for Beal to wait until he’s a free agent to sign a new deal), the Wizards aren’t going to panic.

“Beal and the franchise are aligned,” one source said while reiterating that the team isn’t going to trade Beal unless he requests it.

For the Warriors, that likely means searching elsewhere to make a major move. Golden State has the ability to compete with nearly any franchise in terms of being able to offer an enticing trade package. The organization holds the No. 7 and No. 14 overall picks in addition to having 2020 No. 2 overall pick James Wiseman on the roster.

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