It’s that time of the year again where the NBA resembles the craze of the holiday shopping season.
Yep, that’s right, it’s the trade deadline.
Contenders will be combing through rosters in hopes of finding the last piece of their championship puzzle while others try to shed unfavorable contracts and veterans like a going-out-of-business sale.
However, the Golden State Warriors will most likely skip this year’s trade deadline bonanza as their roster is already fully equipped to make a deep postseason run.
The Warriors were recently involved in a three-team trade with the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat that surrounded with them acquiring Jordan Crawford to strengthen the wing position. One of the weaknesses of the roster was the lack of depth in the back court with the absence of Jarrett Jack, but the Warriors were able to resolve this problem with acquiring Crawford. The shooting guard is averaging 12.4 points on the season and has been playing great defense off the bench since arriving to the Bay Area.
Barring any surprise blockbuster trades, it’s hard to imagine the Warriors will be moving or obtaining any last minute pieces before the deadline expires.
The Warriors are neck-and-neck in the playoff race and are playing well-balanced basketball, ranking 11th in offense and 12th in defense amongst all the teams in the league. A balanced attack on the offensive and defensive sides of the court will surely help them go far in the playoffs as the pace transitions to a half court game.