Golden State Warriors: Should the Warriors Trade Stephen Curry?

Nikhil BaradwajSenior Analyst IJuly 12, 2012

OAKLAND, CA - FEBRUARY 15:  Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors in action against the Portland Trail Blazers at Oracle Arena on February 15, 2012 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The Golden State Warriors' future looks far brighter than it once seemed. Their past two first-round picks, Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes, will be key cogs in the future.

A starting frontcourt of David Lee and Andrew Bogut is also strong, as both players complement each other well. Lee is more of a scorer, while Bogut prides himself on outstanding defense.

The one piece that seems to be in limbo is the starting point guard position.

Don't get me wrong, Stephen Curry is an outstanding player. That is, when he is healthy. With the Warriors drafting two offensive-minded players over the past two years in the first round, should they consider getting a pass-first point guard for this lineup?

Golden State has seemingly held on to Curry as if he is one of those untouchable pieces.

The Warriors had a golden opportunity to trade the Davidson guard to Boston for Rajon Rondo. This deal would have been a steal for the Dubs.

Adding Rondo to the roster not only brings the best facilitator in the league, but his ferocious defense is exactly what Golden State needs if it wishes to win a championship.

As it stands now, the price might be too steep.

In any case, Curry is a game-changing player when healthy. His ability to knock down shots is unparalleled and he has improved as a point guard. He has the ability to average 20 points and eight assists and become a franchise player.

The question is whether his ankles will let him.

For the time being, the Warriors should hold on to their point guard. Head coach Mark Jackson, a former point guard, should continue to allow Curry to grow.

However, Golden State needs to be cognizant of when to cut ties. For the past few seasons, we have said: "Stephen Curry will be healthy next year and really blow up."

The hope that Curry blossoms into an All-Star is certainly there, but his health concerns have been hampering his play and potential prospects with the team.