Grade the Trade #4: Warriors add a skilled veteran big man.
Next up is a proposed deal that would send Utah center Kelly Olynyk to Golden State in exchange for Gary Payton II and Kuminga. Olynyk is a sought-after big man given his shooting touch and ability to drive and pass. A skilled offensive big man could work incredibly well in Golden State and find success playing with Steph Curry and Chris Paul. Still, Bleacher Report's proposal leaves a lot to be desired.
Payton II makes sense as matching salary given that, while he is a useful player, he can't seem to stay healthy, limiting his value. Kuminga has played very well over the last month of the season but has failed to carve out a big role. He could do so in Utah, but trading him in a deal for Olynyk could be a disaster.
After all, Kuminga still has plenty of upside, while Olynyk is a solid bench piece. It would be easy to see that turning into a lopsided trade in the Jazz's favor. Taking that into account, it's safe to say that this proposal is underwhelming and deserves a D.