With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, reports are floating around that the Golden State Warriors could be a team to watch.
The Warriors are just 10-8 in 2014 and have slipped in the playoff standings, which has caused some unrest amongst fans and probably management.
Thus, it is not shocking to hear that, according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News, the Warriors are one of many teams interested in trading for Celtics’ forward Brandon Bass.
Bass, an eight-year veteran, is averaging 10.9 points and 5.9 rebounds this season. Moreover, he plays for the Celtics, a team that is currently in a rebuilding mode and willing to deal anyone not named Rajon Rondo for the right price.
The 28-year-old would fit well with the Warriors, who have not gotten the production they expected out of Maurice Speights, who they signed last offseason to replace Carl Landry. Bass has averaged double-figures three of the last four years, and has good range for a big man. Count on him to knock down any open mid-range jumper.
However, trading for Bass would put the Warriors over the luxury tax, but owner Joe Lacob told Sporting News that that would not be an issue, if it would help the team win. The Warriors could offer the Celtics a number of young assets that Boston could covet, such as this year’s first round draft pick Nemanja Nedovic.