Dieter Kurtenbach: LeBron James to the Warriors is a fun but terrible trade idea

Dieter Kurtenbach, The Mercury News on

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LeBron James to the Warriors?

I’ve heard worse suggestions than the Warriors bypassing the half-measures and going all-in on old guys.

But that doesn’t mean it should — or will — happen.

Even if the Warriors are keen to trade Andrew Wiggins, Jordan Poole, and Jonathan Kuminga for James — and that’s what it would take — Golden State would need to know how much James could play for them.

Two years?

One season?


Intermittently at best?

That last option seems most likely.

Time waits for no man — not even the self-proclaimed king.

James reportedly played the season’s final three months with a torn tendon in his foot. Anyone who watched him in the playoffs could see his left foot causing him problems. James even wore a 2005 edition of his signature Nike shoes — the LeBron II — in the Lakers’ series against the Warriors, as it undoubtedly provided more support and protection than the minimalist LeBron 20 sneakers Nike designed for him this past season.


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