Report: Golden State Players Fuming; Warriors Trades Coming

As the Golden State Warriors continue to struggle along, sitting now at 16–18 and just out of a Play-In spot in the West, some ugly issues have been cropping up in the locker room. From Klay Thompson‘s body language, to Jonathan Kuminga’s unhappiness with his role, things just might be coming unglued for head coach Steve Kerr.

As reported by Shams Charania and Anthony Slater in The Athletic, after sitting for the final 18 minutes of a loss to the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, Kuminga has apparently lost faith in Kerr and no longer believes that the coach will allow him to reach his full potential.

Kuminga, 21, is in his third season in the NBA with the Warriors, and is showing improvement in 33 games over last season, averaging 12.8 points and 4.1 rebounds. But he’s still only averaging 22 minutes a game which many observers, including Kuminga himself, had hoped would be up much more considerably from the 21 minutes he averaged last season. The 6'8" forward is the former No. 7 overall pick in the 2021 NBA draft. Another Warriors youngster, Moses Moody, is also said to be unhappy.

All of this has now led many to believe that the Dubs will certainly be active at the trade deadline.  

There have already been some interesting names tied to Golden State, and Insider Chris Haynes has indicated that they may be a “dark horse” for the eminently available Pascal Siakam of the Toronto Raptors. 

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