The NBA trade deadline is approaching fast, which means that teams all around the NBA are starting to look at possible deals that can be made that instantly improve the team. One team still poking at deals are the Golden State Warriors. They made a three-way trade with the Celtics and Heat in January and now look to be making more moves at the deadline.
Two player you won’t hear in any deals will be Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes. Despite both surfacing in trade rumors earlier this year, Zach Lowe from Grantland is reporting that the Warriors just aren’t ready to cut the chord on either one.
If they really want to add an impact piece this season, they’ll either have to orchestrate another three-team trade or part with one of the Harrison Barnes–Klay Thompson duo. That would be a major step, and though Barnes especially has struggled, sources around the league say Golden State doesn’t appear ready quite yet to go this route.
We didn’t really expect the Warriors to move either piece, but it appears that they won’t be looking at even the possibility of that. With trade exceptions and other chips, the Warriors may just ride it out with Barnes and Thompson, something that might pay off long term.