To say this season has been anything but predictable for the Golden State Warriors is an understatement. The Warriors may be the most “hot-and-cold” team in the entire NBA and while it is not entirely their fault, since they are without Klay Thompson once again this season due to an Achilles injury, this team will really need to step up during the second-half of the season if they are to make the playoffs.
At the All-Star break and halfway point in the season, the Warriors find themselves 19-18 and 0.5 GB from the Dallas Mavericks for the 8-seed in the Western Conference. Steph Curry has carried Golden State so far this year is very much in the conversation for the league MVP award this year, even though the Warriors are not one of the best teams in the league.
The first half of the season definitely should be viewed as a win by the Warriors’ front-office, especially since this team is much different than it was a year ago. Kelly Oubre Jr, Andrew Wiggins, James Wiseman and Kent Bazemore are just a few of the new faces on this year’s Warriors team and while they have had their struggles at times, this team is definitely trending in the right direction.
Now, the Warriors find themselves a part of numerous trade rumors and they could be looking to add more high-level talent to their roster ahead of the NBA trade deadline to really make a strong playoff push. Even without Klay Thompson, this team has proven that they can win and compete with the best of the best this year, so do not write off the Golden State Warriors just yet!
With that said, let’s take a look at three under-the-radar trade targets for the Warriors as the trade deadline is just about two weeks away.