Warriors Not Making Any Major Deals Before The Deadline
According to Anthony Slater of The Athletic, despite names floating around of who the Golden State Warriors would trade for, they aren’t expected to make any significant trade ahead of the trade deadline.
For example, Dejounte Murray. Murray was on their radar, but Golden State will not go all-out to acquire the guard. Their interest in him was described as “tepid at best.”
Their biggest areas to upgrade are at the center and wing positions; players like Lauri Markkanen have been brought up for discussion. If they were to make a trade, it would be a 1:1 deal.
Andrew Wiggins is the likeliest player to be dealt come the deadline; they have talked with teams about a player-for-player trade that wouldn’t include them giving up draft capital.
Golden State wants to build for the future, as their younger talents like Jonathan Kuminga are off limits unless an offer they can’t refuse comes sliding across Mike Dunleavy Jr.’s desk.
Currently, the Warriors are 12th in their conference, with inconsistency amongst everyone driving them further away from being a top team. Golden State continues to want to thrive as a playoff-caliber team.