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NBA Trade Rumors: 3 players the Warriors should trade away ahead of the deadline

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The Golden State Warriors have won the NBA Championship in three of the last four seasons, and Steve Kerr's men are the heavy favorites to win a third consecutive title later this year. The Warriors entered the season with five active All-Stars on their roster, and it is an incredibly daunting task for rival teams to end Golden State's dominance.

Nevertheless, the Warriors have shown signs of vulnerability during the 18/19 season, and there are currently a number of emerging forces around the league including the Oklahoma City Thunder, Denver Nuggets and Toronto Raptors.

Teams around the NBA are currently gearing up to make a number of trades before the impending deadline, although the Warriors are confined by their luxury tax situation. Despite this, the Warriors may be open to making minor moves, and here we will look at three players that should be included in any trade talks.

#3 Jordan Bell

Golden State Warriors v Denver Nuggets
Golden State Warriors v Denver Nuggets

Jordan Bell was a second-round pick in the 2017 NBA draft, and despite low expectations, Bell was able to contribute well from the Warriors bench during his rookie season. The 24-year-old averaged nearly 15 minutes-a-game and Bell impressed with his athleticism and dunking ability.

Nevertheless, Bell's progress has stalled during the current campaign, and the center has started just two games while averaging only 11 minutes per game from the bench. In addition to this, Bell hasn't performed well during his minutes on the court, and his shooting percentage from the field has fallen from 63% to 52%.

The Warriors are believed to be in the market for a backup center to DeMarcus Cousins, and with Kevon Looney able to fill in at center, it looks increasingly likely that Bell will be moved on at some point in 2019. 

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Published 01 Feb 2019, 21:31 IST
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