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Trade Packages That Could Make Sense for Stephen Curry

The Golden State Warriors failed to make the playoffs, falling in the Play-In Tournament. Could they look to blow it up and trade Stephen Curry?

The Golden State Warriors concluded their 2023-2024 season by being ousted by the Sacramento Kings in the Play-In Tournament.

Klay Thompson will be up for free agency and could be moving on, and Draymond Green faces an uncertain future with the franchise.

Both are 34 years old and were pillars of the Warriors’ dynasty that won four championships in less than a decade, but they are also clearly past their prime. If you ask Stephen Curry though, he couldn’t see himself without them.

Head coach Steve Kerr also wants to see Thompson back despite the Splash Brothers’ zero points on 0-of-10 shooting in their loss to the Kings.

It’s important to note that Warriors’ owner Joe Lacob is on the record saying he wants to get under the luxury tax next season during an appearance on The TK Show with The Athletic’s Tim Kawakami.

“Our Plan 1, or 1A, is that we’d like to be out of the tax, and we think that we have a way to do that. That kind of is the plan, not just under the second apron. I’ll tell you why that’s important because the truth is, we need to be out of the tax two years out of the next four in order to get this repeater thing off our books. We don’t want to be a repeater. It’s just so prohibitive, not to say we wouldn’t do it if we had to, but you’ve gotta look at what the downside is to doing that. So, that’s the plan, is to try to do that, and we think we can keep our team together and retain even the players that are, we might be able to bring players back at different numbers and so on.”

With the 36-year-old Curry having a strong desire to win, and with the Warriors’ desire to get under the luxury tax, it might make sense for the Warriors to trade their franchise icon and get a jumpstart on their rebuild/retool.

Let’s take a look at potential trades that could make sense for the two-time MVP.