The NBA trade deadline is a little more than a week away, and the rumor mill is buzzing with teams interested in this player or that player.
One team that been mentioned in numerous reports in recent days has been the Golden State Warriors, who have been underperforming as of late and may be looking for a little spark.
Owner Joe Lacob agrees. In an interview with Tim Kawikami of the San Jose Mercury News, in which he touched on a number of topics, Lacob was asked how he would approach the trade deadline.
“Very aggressive,” he said. “I don’t think I would answer that differently any year. Honestly, I don’t even know how you think about it any other way. You should always be very aggressive, should always be looking to improve your team.”
Lacob is an owner who certainly is not afraid of pulling the trigger on a major deal (see: Monta Ellis). He has said publicly that he wouldn’t mind paying the luxury tax, and will do whatever it takes to win. That explains why a report last week by Sam Amick of USA Today said that the Warriors were open to trading anyone but Stephen Curry and Andrew Bogut. If there is a deal that can improve the roster, Lacob will approve of it.
A report from Amick on Tuesday stated that the Warriors are still looking to upgrade their bench, even after acquiring Jordan Crawford in a trade last month. Golden State’s bench has struggled mightily this season, and currently ranks 29th in the league in points per game. They have been linked to the Celtics’ Brandon Bass, and are surely in numerous other conversations around the league.
We’ll see how this next week plays out, and whether or not the Warriors can add a few pieces to their roster.