Golden State Warriors Trade Deadline: NBA insider reports Dubs don't boast assets to move the needle

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Golden State Warriors trade deadline

The NBA trade deadline is coming Thursday, and fans are wondering if the struggling Golden State Warriors will make any significant changes. While switching up players may seem like a logical move, league insider Shams Charania reported that Golden State doesn't have any assets to make any significant changes.

Looking at the Warriors’ roster, the only player with any real value is Steph Curry.

Guys like Chris Paul and Klay Thompson are no longer seen as valuable trade assets, considering Paul is out with an injury and Thompson has played poorly of late. Then there's Draymond Green, who recently got suspended for inappropriate behavior, which also diminishes his value.

According to Charania, the only player teams want is Andrew Wiggins. The NBA insider reported that the Dallas Mavericks and Indiana Pacers might come up with a deal.

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However, Charania isn't sure if the Warriors would want to proceed with such a deal. In his opinion, letting go of Wiggins might hurt the team further.

"I think for the Warriors right now it's a lot still of wait and see," Charania said. "If a team comes out and gives a crazy offer for one of their guys, I think they have to look at it, but as of right now they just don't have anything on the table that really moves the needle."

Can Golden State turn its season around?

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Miami Heat v Golden State Warriors

For the past decade, the Golden State Warriors built a dynasty with Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. That core group won four championships and reached six NBA Finals from 2015 to 2022. However, it appears that their time as the top dogs in the league has come to an end.

Looking at the Warriors' roster, only Steph Curry has made significant scoring contributions. He's averaging 28.1 points, 5.0 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game. The next top scorer on the team is Klay Thompson. However, the numbers aren't what you'd expect. Thompson is only scoring 17.3 ppg, which means Golden State lacks firepower to win games.

Seeing as the Warriors are 12th in the West with 35 games remaining it may be too late for them to transform into a contender. However, there might still be a chance for them to make at least the play-in tournament. olden State is only 1.5 games behind the 10th-placed Utah Jazz (25-26).

The Golden State Warriors likely won't secure a spot within the top six in their conference. But if coach Steve Kerr could miraculously salvage whatever his team has left in the tank, then there's still that little spark of hope of them competing in the play-in tournament, assuming that Steph Curry won't get hurt within the remainder of the season.

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Edited by Veer Badani
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