Warriors unlikely to make big splash before trade deadline

  • The Warriors would like to see what their lineup can do with a healthy Andrew Bogut before making any deals. It's unlikely they'll anything major before the trade deadline.

The Golden State Warriors almost certainly won't day anything to get smaller or slower and won't add crazy money or crazier players.

As today's NBA trade deadline arrives, they won't tear up their core group before they've seen a healthy Andrew Bogut in the middle of it.

Let's also add that the Warriors also don't have upcoming first-round picks to offer or any salary cap space to utilize.

So ... unless something dramatic happens over the next few days, the great likelihood is that the Warriors will remain mostly status quo through the deadline, despite entering Wednesday's game at home versus Phoenix on a six-game losing streak.

The big shake-up was last March, when they landed Bogut from Milwaukee for Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh.

The Warriors got bigger and stronger with that deal, but there are still things to be settled from that franchise-changer.

"This team is performing well and as Bob (Myers, the general manager) has stated, we need to see this team perform as a group over an extended period," co-owner Joe Lacob said.

Lacob spoke before the Warriors' started their post-All-Star break play in Utah that extended the losing streak to six games and put them in some jeopardy of dropping out of a Western Conference playoff spot.

But with Bogut only now getting medical clearance to play in back-to-back games and beyond 25-27 minutes a game, Lacob's words echo through the organization.

The Warriors like their team and like their current spot in the West top eight; it would take something huge to get them to change things up again now.

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