Derrick Rose mentioned as a possible trade target for the Warriors

The Golden State Warriors are going to look to make some moves this offseason to get back into NBA Finals contention. While they are going to focus on bringing in a big man, could they add more guard depth? Would Derrick Rose be a potential option for the Warriors?

Mike Cruz of ClutchPoints floated the idea that Rose could be a good fit for the Warriors.

Derrick Rose would instantly become Golden State’s primary scoring option off the bench, something that their currently constructed roster sorely lacks. Likewise, he would also provide them with a steady veteran playmaker in the second unit.

While Cruz makes a good point about Rose bringing more scoring to the bench, it seems unlikely that the Warriors would look into this option. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson will be back healthy and the Warriors also have Jordan Poole and Ky Bowman backing them up.

Granted, neither Poole or Bowman are special players. Rose would be an immediate upgrade over those guys. But, would acquiring Rose fix the issues they have?

If the Warriors have a healthy Curry and a healthy Thompson, they will be just fine in the back-court. They could even bring in a guy like Anthony Edwards with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft should they choose to do so.

The main priority is finding a center who can protect the paint. Dwight Howard is a name who has been mentioned. Joel Embiid has been floated as a dream trade target for the Warriors, although that simply won’t happen.

Rose could be a target for the Warriors if they want to add more dynamic scoring to their back-court. However, depending on the price that it would take to acquire him, the Warriors may or may not be interested.

It’s certainly something to be looked at. Rose would be a quality backup in case Curry or Thompson goes down. At the right price, this move could make sense.

Expect to hear a ton of rumors surrounding Derrick Rose this offseason. The Los Angeles Lakers are the clear front-runners to acquire him, per reports, but the Warriors could be an intriguing landing spot if they had interest.

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