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Dub Hub, Daily Warriors Links for 1/24/23: Will the Lakers’ trade for Rui Hachimura entice the Warriors to make a move?

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Good Morning Dub Nation,

The big news coming out of yesterday was the trade between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Washington Wizards. The Lakers traded Kendrick Nunn and three second-round picks for the Wizards’ former ninth-overall pick of the 2019 NBA Draft, Rui Hachimura. Although the deal itself is minor, it helps set a reasonable market for teams that are considering a move before the NBA Trade Deadline on Feb. 9 — a list which could potentially include the Golden State Warriors.

Many are hoping for the Warriors to make a move that would, at the very least, inject new energy into a team that has hovered around .500 throughout the season. The right deal could help propel Golden State up the standings, but as of now, the team has yet to show any interest in making a deadline move.

Golden State is currently 10th in the middling Western Conference standings. While the difference between the Warriors and the fourth-seeded New Orleans Pelicans is only three games, they could easily be eliminated from the playoffs altogether as they are tied with the Oklahoma City Thunder at 23-24 and lead both the Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers by just one game.

As far as draft assets go, the Warriors have their own 2023 first-round pick, as well as first and second round picks in 2025 and beyond, according to A player like Hachimura has his flaws, but second round picks and a minor rotation player is a small price to pay to take a swing at someone with upside — something the Warriors should consider if the opportunity presents itself.

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