5 players the Golden State Warriors should’ve traded for at the deadline

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 13: CJ Miles #6 of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots the ball against the Chicago Bulls on February 13, 2019 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Alec Burks

The Sacramento Kings acquired Alec Burks at the trade deadline. The Warriors initially had interest in former teammate Rodney Hood but only wanted him if he was going to be bought out. Hood was traded to Portland and Burks to Sacramento.

However, Burks would’ve been a great addition for Golden State. With a bottom-two scoring bench, Burks has proven in both Utah and Cleveland to be a reliable scoring option. For the Warriors, bringing that off the bench would be ideal.

He averaged 11.6 points per game in Cleveland. The team played very well around Burks, and although they lost far more games than they won, Burks showcased an ability to shoot, defend and score even in losses.

A 38% three-point shooter, Burks would’ve also come in and helped space the floor, potentially creating a different death lineup for coach Kerr to add to his arsenal. For a first-round pick, Burks would’ve been a great addition.