Warriors Trying to Work Trade With Jazz?
NBA trades in May are a rarity, but the Golden State Warriors are trying to swing one with the Utah Jazz before Wednesday’s draft lottery, according to sources briefed on the talks.
The Warriors, sources said, are attempting to complete a deal with the Jazz that ensures Golden State’s lottery pick in June will stay in the Bay Area under any circumstances.
After an April coin flip, Golden State has a 72 percent chance of seeing its first-round pick fall within the top seven of Wednesday’s lottery, which would allow the Warriors to keep the pick.
But the Warriors, sources say, are prepared to sacrifice a trade asset or two before Wednesday’s lottery to make a deal with Utah that would wipe out the stipulations in place for the 28 percent possibility that the pick falls outside of the top seven.