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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Report: Warriors, Bucks have discussed frontcourt trade

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Could the Golden State Warriors be looking to sell off some of their frontcourt pieces before next February’s trade deadline?

Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic reported Monday that the Warriors have discussed a trade with the Milwaukee Bucks, who have asked about bigs Zaza Pachulia and JaVale McGee. The Bucks also supposedly inquired about rookie Jordan Bell, but the conversation was said to have “ended quickly.” Thompson also adds that the talks have been “on-and-off” and that nothing is imminent.

Pachulia and McGee each fill a unique role for the defending champs, but there are only so many minutes to go around, especially with Bell’s emergence and with how often the Warriors opt to go small. At least one of those players was said to be unhappy with the Dubs in recent months, so perhaps a mid-playoff team like Milwaukee lacking in reliable seven-footers would make for a suitable trade partner here.

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