Warriors: 3 last-minute trade proposals ahead of the deadline

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2. Alec Burks

Much like Robinson, Alec Burks is having himself the best year of his career and it’s also been helped by the fact that he’s playing more minutes than he has in a while.

Burks is averaging 29.0 minutes per game — his most since the 2014-15 season — and is averaging 16.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game. On top of that, he’s shooting just over 40 percent from the field and a solid 37.5 percent from three-point range.

The 28-year-old is finally healthy and he’s rewarded the Warriors’ offseason gamble by putting up the best numbers of his career. And don’t think the NBA world hasn’t noticed either.

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Burks has always been a dependable three-and-D role player but this season he’s taken his game to a new level. He’s still an excellent perimeter defender but his scoring output has gone way up which should drive up his market value.

The Philadelphia 76ers are a team that will be looking for a veteran wing to come off the bench and play defense making Burks an ideal fit. And with second-round picks to burn un this upcoming draft, there’s a chance that Burks’ value is high enough to land Golden State a pair.

All of this acquired draft capital could be used to move up in the draft, flip for more valuable assets, or to simply add young players to the roster.

Either way, this trade seems like a very likely possibility.