NBA trade rumors: Warriors target Channing Frye as Marreese Speights struggles

By JB Lazarte | 1 year ago
NBA trade rumors: Warriors target Channing Frye as Marreese Speights struggles

NBA trade rumors do not usually concern the Golden State Warriors, what with its amazing 26-1 win streak this season. On the surface, the Warriors do not have a gaping need, given its performance. However, when one goes deeper in analysis, one finds that such NBA trade rumors do indeed have a foundation.

Golden State Warriors rumors: Trading Speights?

The thing is, the Golden State Warriors may be formidable, but they are far from perfect. This is because whenever leading shooters Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson are off the floor, even worsened by the absence of Harrison Barnes, the team would struggle to score. This apparent weakness is what compels general manager Bob Myers to always keep an open mind regarding NBA trade possibilities.

Read More: NBA TRADE RUMORS: KNICKS EYES BACKCOURT HELP; BRANDON JENNINGS, KEVIN MARTIN POTENTIAL PICKS

As things currently stand with the Warriors roster, Marreese Speights’ recent performance was far from satisfactory, and he needs to greatly improve for the Warriors management to overlook the gap. Meanwhile, the logical target for such an NBA trade is Channing Frye, currently with the Orlando Magic. Last year, during the 2014 season, there was mutual interest between the Golden State Warriors and Channing Frye—that is, before he eventually signed with the Orlando Magic. Even as this season started, there were talks that Frye could still be had cheaply. However, Frye’s subsequent good performance with the Magic—significantly contributing to the team’s improvement to 9-4 because of Frye’s insertion in the starting lineup—could cloud that possibility. The Orlando Magic would want to retain him.

Aside from Frye, there is really no clear target for a trade, if an NBA trade involving the Golden State Warriors is actually a possibility. The Golden State Warriors is actually in a very good place as far as rankings are concerned. In any case, Speights’ could simply improve his performance, then everything about these rumors would simply become moot.

Read more: NBA TRADE RUMORS: BOSTON CELTICS OPEN TO DEAL DAVID LEE FOR DEMARCUS COUSINS

Photo source: NBA

About the author

When he's not scraping the interwebs for intriguing news, JB writes fiction. His novel, 'The Third Lover', can be freely downloaded here (https://goo.gl/rqEEpA). His most recent novel is the young adult dark paranormal 'Dream Boy', a reimagining of Freddy Krueger's (A Nightmare on Elm Street) teenage years, available on Amazon and iBooks (http://goo.gl/x11Rie).