In what has been an unpredictable season for the Golden State Warriors, the team has been hit with yet another plot twist. According to sources, the Warriors’ 4-team trade involving Gary Payton II has been put in jeopardy due to a failed physical.
The Warriors had agreed to trade Payton II to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for James Wiseman. The Pistons had hoped Wiseman would be the piece to help them win another championship. However, with Payton II’s failed physical, the trade is now at risk of falling apart.
The Warriors had also agreed to trade D’Angelo Russell to the Minnesota Timberwolves, and the Timberwolves had agreed to trade Andrew Wiggins to the Rockets. The Rockets had agreed to trade a package of players and picks to the Warriors.
If the trade falls apart, the Warriors will be left without their desired pieces, and the Pistons will be left without their potential championship-winning player. The Timberwolves and Rockets will also be left without the players they were hoping to acquire.
It remains to be seen how the Warriors will proceed with this situation. For now, the Warriors and the other teams involved will have to wait and see if the trade will be able to go through.