This isn’t necessarily the most shocking news to come our way around the NBA. According to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the defending champion Golden State Warriors are unlikely to make a move prior to Thursday’s trade deadline.
The chances appear slim that the Warriors will make a trade before Thursday's deadline, a source said.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) February 16, 2016
At 48-4 on the season, there’s little doubt that Golden State remains favored to repeat as NBA champions. It would make little sense for the brass in Oakland to mess with a good thing by potentially impacting the chemistry of this historically good basketball team.
Outside of maybe Jason Thompson, there isn’t a single player on the Warriors’ roster that general manager Bob Myers would want to part with prior to seeing if this current roster can continue the dominating performance we have seen over the past year and a half.
It’s also important to note that Golden State figures to be players in the free agent market during the summer. Changing up its rotation by adding an available piece currently on the market could have implications when the possibility of adding say Kevin Durant comes to pass.
So while we can expect some roster turnover after the playoffs, don’t look for the Warriors to make a move prior to Thursday’s deadline.
Instead, the team appears ready to stand pat as it continues to dominate the landscape of the NBA.