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Warriors trade Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III to 76ers

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Golden State will receive three second-round picks in return.

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The Golden State Warriors have traded veteran wings Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III to the Philadelphia 76ers, in exchange for a trio of second-round draft picks.

Golden State will receive the Dallas Mavericks’ 2020 second-round pick, the Denver Nuggets’ 2021 second-round pick, and the Toronto Raptors 2022 second-round pick.

The trade is a blow to the Warriors in the short term, as Burks and Robinson were two of their most reliable scorers. Golden State currently has the league’s worst offense, and the two wings were combining to average 29 points per game.

But it’s a good move in the long run. Burks will be a free agent this summer, and Robinson, if he declines his player option, will be as well. The Warriors entered the year with just one second-round pick in the next seven drafts; between this move and the Willie Cauley-Stein trade, they now have five.

Burks and Robinson figure to help a Philly team in need of some wing scorers. The Sixers are 22nd in the league in frequency of three-pointers, and 20th in three-point percentage. They could use some wings who can shoot from deep.

And while it may be tough to see Burks and Robinson go, a reunion next year - when the Warriors figure to be good again - is not out of the question.

While this feels like a good move to add draft picks (which could be packaged in future trades), it’s not without risk. Both players were very well-liked in the locker room.

Burks and Robinson will return to Chase Center on March 7.