The NBA trade deadline is normally an exciting time for NBA fans, but Golden State Warriors fans probably shouldn’t expect a whole lot of drama — already in first place and a top contender to win their second title in three years, the Warriors aren’t likely to shake things up a whole lot.
Nevertheless, we have contributed our thoughts about what the Warriors will do at the trade deadline as part of SB Nation’s video theme day. Let us know your thoughts on the issue in the comments.
1. What are your team's biggest roster needs that might be addressed at the trade deadline?
The Golden State Warriors don’t have a particular roster need. They are a top ranked team in points, rebounds, assists, field goal percentage, and three-point field goal percentage; all alongside a highly effective defense.
It could be argued that they have a roster “imbalance” due to the presence of so many front court players at the end of their bench. This leads to the NBA equivalent of a first world problem when a player like Shaun Livingston is “forced” to be on the floor with deep reserves during garbage time. But can you really argue that a garbage time back court player is a roster need?
2. What are your team's best trade assets?
The Warriors do not have a first round pick to give away for the upcoming draft and their stars are either too expensive or untouchable as trade assets.
Their best trade assets would be their young players, Patrick McCaw, Kevon Looney and Damian Jones. But again, there is no need for the Warriors to trade promising -- and cheap -- players like those three.
3. What would you like to see your team do at the deadline?
Stand pat. The Warriors have constructed a team for the ages and all the front office heavy lifting was done in the offseason when they brought in Kevin Durant. The rest of this regular season should be for the continued development of this roster to sharpen them into playoff form.
4. Other trade deadline related comments
I think I heard a rumor from one Brian S. -- whoever that is -- that his sources tell him that the Warriors are looking to trade away Stephen Curry for some magic beans. Stay-tuned for more info on this developing story.