NBA Rumors: Warriors consider trading Draymond Green? Explore deal with the Orlando Magic or Denver Nuggets?

NBA Rumors: Warriors consider trading Draymond Green? Explore deal with the Orlando Magic or Denver Nuggets?

Draymond Green already has the reputation of being one of the “dirty” players in the NBA. The Golden State Warriors forward is also involved in a recent assault allegation which could put him in hot water, according to the latest NBA rumors. Should the Warriors consider trading the controversial Green since they already acquired Kevin Durant this summer?

The case against Draymond Green

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Green is one of the most versatile players in the league and one of the leaders in triple-doubles in the NBA last season. The 26-year-old forward was the steal in the 2012 NBA Draft and was selected just as the 35th overall pick in the rookie selection.

However, Green’s attitude on the court has been criticized around the league. Green has a reputation of dirty plays in the last two seasons including kicking opponents during the game.

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Early police reports on Monday said an unidentified NBA player was confirmed to be arrested for assault. Late Monday, ESPN confirmed that it was Draymond Green and that he slapped an unidentified male, who taunted the Warriors All-Star.

Can the Warriors consider letting him go via trade? If made available, Green will be the hottest item in the NBA rumors section as teams will be willing to take the risk with him despite his apparent temper inside the court.

There’s some sense for the Warriors in trading Green although they will miss his toughness, versatility and defense. However, Golden State also acquired superstar Kevin Durant and the Warriors will remain a powerhouse team even without Green.

The Warriors can also net multiple players if they decide to trade away Green. The Warriors need additional players and depth after they committed most of their salary cap to Durant.

There are many NBA teams that may be willing to give up a big man packaged with other players in a trade with the Warriors for Draymond Green.

Some examples include the package of Orlando Magic’s Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon or Denver Nuggets’ Kenneth Faried and Will Barton. Both trades will give the Warriors additional depth and a big man that will start for them.

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However, despite Draymond Green’s run-in with the law, it looks like the Warriors will still stick with their All-Star as he is a vital part of the team the last two seasons.

Green being traded by Golden State are all part of NBA rumors for now, but if the forward continues to get in trouble on and off the court, the Warriors may consider a deal in the future.

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  • Christian Holzman

    the magic trade Vucevic and a 20yr old dunking phenom who hasnt even begun to scratch the surface for a 26 yr “dirty player”? Do yall even think the scenarios through before you post them or do you just sling it at the wall to see what sticks?

  • Vince Ferlita

    I’m a Magic fan and this would be the worst trade for GS. I don’t think Gordon will be better than an all star selection on the future. Green would be perfect because Ibaka isn’t staying. Again will never happen though. Green showed his worth in the playoffs he carried that team when Steph and Klay couldn’t hit shots. The dirty player thing is blown out of proportion.

  • LarkHaro

    The dirty player thing is blown waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out of proportion. He is the heart of the warriors. In many ways reminds me of Charles Barkley. I’m sick and tired of people crying when somebody shows strength and emotion. He’s a firery player. Let him be himself

  • JJ Tantillo

    Ridiculous article. No chance in hell they trade Draymond.

  • Rena

    If Green doesn’t do some serious anger management work, he’ll bring the Warriors down with him. But I can’t think of any available player who would bring what he brings to the Warriors. Somebody in management had better get through to him if he wants to stay around beyond this season. It’s hard to respect him anymore.