Ranking every Golden State Warriors' player by trade likelihood

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12. Dario Saric

Saric has been nothing short of a revelation since signing a minimum deal with the Warriors in free agency. The Croatian is averaging 10.7 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game, playing an invaluable role off the bench in nearly 22 minutes per night.

Saric isn't untouchable by any means, but it's his value to Golden State in contrast to potential trade partners that means it's very unlikely to happen. The Warriors legitimately need him, particularly given their lack of center options and the fact he's the only genuine stretch big on the roster.

If the Warriors were to trade Saric, it's likely as part of a package for a big-name player. Said big-name player is likely to come from a team who's looking to take a rebuilding approach, perhaps the Toronto Raptors or Chicago Bulls for example. So, what good is Saric going to be as a short-term rental for a team with no interest in making the postseason?

11. Gui Santos

Golden State's most recent addition, Santos was signed to a non-guaranteed three-year contract earlier this season. The Brazilian forward has talent no doubt, but he's unlikely to be a player opposing teams are likely to covet in a trade, and nor is he making enough money for it likely to be necessary from a Warrior perspective. It's very unlikely Santos is traded before the deadline, though he could be waived should the franchise need to open up a roster spot.