NBA executive suggests Warriors should trade for LeBron James

LeBron James may be frustrated with the modest progress the Los Angeles Lakers have made this season, but he is staying put – at least for now.

Some feel if the team doesn’t become a championship contender again soon that James may ask to be traded this summer. That seems unlikely right now, especially given the non-basketball reasons he apparently had for joining L.A. in the first place, but stranger things have happened.

A Western Conference executive suggested that if James is indeed traded this summer, the Golden State Warriors could be a great candidate.

Via (h/t Lakers Daily):

“If there is a bidding war going on at some point, the Warriors are in a great position because they can give you the young guys—[James] Wiseman or [Jonathan] Kuminga or [Moses] Moody, or [Pat] Baldwin, whoever the Lakers want,” the executive said. “But you have to add either [Jordan] Poole or [Andrew] Wiggins, and that’s not easy. But if they want to win now, you can give up Poole if you are getting back LeBron, right? If they keep Draymond [Green] and come back with Steph [Curry], Klay Thompson, Draymond [Green] and LeBron, that would be a fun, fun team to watch.”

Last season, James publicly said he would want to play on the same team as Curry. Such a scenario would make that desire a reality.

It would be hard to say if such a Warriors team could win the NBA championship, especially given they would have to give up plenty of their young depth to acquire James. But it would be quite a superteam, and James has certainly shown his love of forming superteams that are stacked in his favor.


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