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NBA Trade Deadline 2018: Will the Warriors make a move?

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The NBA trade deadline is early this year, at noon PST today. Will the Warriors make any moves?

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The 2018 NBA trade deadline is today at noon, giving the Golden State Warriors only a few more hours to make a move to upgrade their roster.

We’ve already been through the possibilities in-depth, but let’s try to separate the rumors from the speculation as the deadline approaches.

Rumors about possible moves

  • Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area reported on Tuesday night that “the Warriors are prepared to have a roster without McGee, and he is prepared to join another team.” This is probably the strongest rumor we have insofar as: 1) it was first reported back in December; and 2) the Milwaukee Bucks, who were reportedly interested, are still interested. Patrick Murray broke that down back in December.
  • Zach Lowe of ESPN reported on Monday that the Warriors inquired about Avery Bradley but talks went nowhere. This is interesting because it’s a clear indication that the team is not just passively listening to deals as the deadline approaches, but possibly actively pursuing something. I wrote more on what that non-deal meant on Tuesday.
  • Back in late-January, Ian Begley of ESPN reported that the Warriors “expressed interest” in New York Knicks center Kyle O’Quinn. Brady Klopfer broke down the likelihood of that happening back in January.

Speculation about desirable moves

It’s not uncommon for reporters to throw out leads they’ve heard about as benign speculation, even if there’s not much momentum behind them. Here are a few that have circulated recently:

So what do you think the Warriors will do? Discuss here and we’ll continue to post updates throughout the morning (if anything develops). And if you see it before we see it, feel free to post a FanShot or FanPost that we can promote to the front page.