The Golden State Warriors have a lot of work to do to become an actual playoff-team, looking to surround talent around Stephen Curry.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Warriors plan to trade some of their draft picks along with Dorrell Wright to go after a small forward.

They also might sign a point guard like maybe Jason Kidd, and maybe even entice him more by giving him a front-office position when he retires.

The Warriors ideally would like to deal the No. 7 pick, one of their selections in the 30s and Dorell Wright for an upgrade at small forward. Then, they could use the remaining pick (No. 30 or 35) on a big man, like St. Bonaventure’s Andrew Nicholson, and have the mid-level exception to offer an experienced free-agent point guard.

The Warriors think Andre Miller might have played his way over mid-level money with a strong playoff showing, but they believe they have a good chance at landing Jason Kidd. If Deron Williams signs with Dallas, the Warriors can tempt Kidd with the mid-level exception and offer the Bay Area native a front-office job after he retires. They’d also consider Kirk Hinrich and Raymond Felton, though those players might hesitate at being regarded as backups.

Golden State may still be trying to look at small forwards like Rudy Gay, Andre Iguodala, and Danny Granger; but would the No. 7 pick, the No. 35 pick, and Dorrell Wright be enough to interest the following teams to trade their small forwards?

The Warriors have a pretty solid starting five with Curry at PG, Klay Thompson at SG, David Lee at PF, and Andrew Bogut at C. All they're missing is a solid small forward and they could find that person in a trade or the draft.

However, I think Golden State should probably just stay with the No. 7 pick and see if Harrison Barnes falls to them, but that's if he doesn't fall to the Cleveland Cavaliers or Sacramento Kings before them.

However, with that happening, the part about going after Kidd confuses me. Why? You don't really need him and Kidd doesn't need them. Kidd is more going after a second ring and the Warriors just don't have that yet as they're still rebuilding.

Also, Golden State will be wasting money trying to spend high money for an aging and declining point guard who won't take a veteran's minimum or at least something close to it.

It's going to be an interesting off-season for Golden State.

Josh Dhani is the founder of FootBasket. He also contributes at Hoops Authority and Eight Points Nine Seconds. You can read more about him at his website. Follow him on Twitter @joshdhani.


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