Warriors Interested In Acquiring Guard From Rival

The Golden State Warriors are reportedly interested in acquiring guard Payton Pritchard from the Boston Celtics, per Brian Robb of Mass Live. 

Pritchard's reduced role with the Celtics has reportedly prompted rival teams, including their 2022 NBA Finals opponents, to inquire about the 24-year-old guard's availability.

The Celtics, however, are reportedly not interested in parting ways with their 2020 first-round selection.

Pritchard's minutes have gone down in each of his three seasons in Boston. He is averaging just 10.7 minutes per game after averaging 19.2 in his rookie year and 14.1 in his second season.

Pritchard, however, has regained his spot in the rotation with Jaylen Brown missing some time due to injury. 

It is quite shocking that the Warriors are interested in getting another point guard, given their need for more size or wing depth. But Pritchard's IQ and ability to make plays and drain shots from beyond the arc is a skillset the defending champs may be intrigued in.

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