Update (12:50 p.m. PST):
The Warriors are expected to announce two "relatively minor" trades in the next hour or so.— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) February 21, 2013
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Despite rumors of a acquiring a max-contract player and shipping out a minimum-contract player, the Golden State Warriors chose not to make a move at the 2013 NBA trade deadline.
Earlier this morning, San Jose Mercury News columnist Tim Kawakami listed three reasons why the Warriors wouldn't make a move:
-The Warriors don't want to trade the players that other teams keep asking about (Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes, Steph Curry);
-They have very little financial flexibility-essentially, they'd have to get a team to take either Andris Biedrins or Richard Jefferson in order to make any kind of large deal, and no team is interested in that;
-The Warriors have to see how things fit with Andrew Bogut playing relatively unlimited minutes every game, as he just started to do last night.
Kawakami goes on to elaborate on the third point and that is probably the most dominant sentiment for me.
But I will leave you with a pair of my favorite responses to deadline mania from this morning: a tweet and a GSoM comment.
@timkawakami good thing the Ws didn't amnesty Biedrins' contract, otherwise there wouldn't be cap drama!— Rusty Olson (@Rusty_Olson) February 21, 2013
For more on Warriors trade rumors, check out our trade deadline storystream.