If the Warriors can land either of the players mentioned in the above tweets, I would understand the optimism several fans seem to have for Golden State next season. Lillard, while likely forcing Steph to the 2 and Thompson to the 3, would create the greatest shooting trio of all-time, and Simmons would add an incredible defensive option to pair with Green and Thompson, turning the Warriors into arguably the best two-way team in the league. However, until one of those trades happens, the Warriors don’t have the tools to compete with teams like the Lakers, Clippers, Jazz, or Suns (if they keep Chris Paul). Thompson is fantastic, but he won’t be enough on his own.