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What's next for the Golden State Warriors? They've won three titles in four years. They have two of the best players in the modern NBA and three of the best shooters in league history. Could we possibly see this version of the team next season, or will they look to shake things up?
A report earlier this season indicated Golden State was interested in trading for New Orleans Pelicans superstar big man Anthony Davis. The idea of such a move was generally met with laughter, as the Pelicans' asking price would likely be sky high. Golden State, however, remains interested in luring the MVP finalist, per a report from Tim Kawakami of The Athletic.
The Warriors have reportedly long had their eye on Davis, who was especially dominant this season after DeMarcus Cousins tore his Achilles.
Golden State, however, would need to move on from at least one of its "big four" to acquire Davis. Ownership has said it wants to keep the team's core together; if true, that means the team will soon pursue extensions with Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.
Kawakami reports the team would have been likelier to consider a major shakeup and subsequent push for Davis if the Houston Rockets had prevailed in the Western Conference Finals. Houston took a 3-2 series lead but folded after Chris Paul aggravated a long-standing hamstring injury.
The Warriors had their ups and downs this season, as they continually struggled with staying engaged. For that reason, some have argued that they should shake up their core.
It seems very unlikely, but if they do elect to do so, expect Golden State to at least inquire about what it would take to acquire Davis.