NBA Power Rankings week 16: OKC Thunder and teams post deadline

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OKC Thunder, NBA Power Rankings W16: Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Golden State Warriors warms up before the game against the Miami Heat (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /

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Golden State Warriors:

Offense: (103.9) 30th
Defense: (112.5) 25th
Net: (minus -8.5) 29th

Results Week 16: (1-2) Won vs. Wizards: 125-117, Lost vs. Nets: 88-129,  Lakers: 120 -125
Games Week 17: (2 games) Mon vs Heat, Weds at Suns

Bob Myers was busy at the trade deadline making moves to send out D’Angelo Russell, Alec Burks, Glenn Robinson III, Omari Spellman, and Jacob Evans. With Stephen Curry still on the shelf that equated to the Warriors top two scorers (Russell, Burks) and Robinson who registers fourth in scoring behind Eric Paschall exiting. That’s a lot of offense to dismiss.

Dig a little deeper (other than Robinson) the moves make sense. The Dubs never felt Russell was the right fit beside Klay and Steph whereas Andrew Wiggins will assume a more natural role and fit. Although Steph can take players off the bounce it’s a more logical option to put Wiggins in that role. Many are still off the Canadian but he’s endured four coaches in five seasons with the Wolves and turmoil aplenty.