‘We’ll Be Aggressive’: Golden State Warriors Executive Keen On Pushing For NBA Championship With Trade Deadline Moves

Published 03/11/2021, 11:30 AM EST
Jan 20, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) high fives Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23), guard-forward Kent Bazemore (26) and forward Kevon Looney (5) after scoring a three point basket and foul against the San Antonio Spurs during the first quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports


The Golden State Warriors are having an inconsistent season so far. Currently, the Warriors have been winning and losing games, seemingly at random, so far. The Warriors are currently floating on the incredible performances of Steph Curry. Golden State wants to secure a playoff spot and could look to the trade market in order to help them achieve that goal.

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Golden State Warriors looking to the market

Recently, Golden State Warriors president of basketball operations Bob Myers gave an interview about the Warriors’ future plans. He revealed that the franchise is in the market to potentially bring in a new player to the roster. He noted that compared to last season, the Warriors will be more aggressive in the trade market.

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Jan 20, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors center James Wiseman (33) high fives forward Draymond Green (23) as a time out is called by the San Antonio Spurs during the third quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

“It’s the balancing act as far as what makes sense now but doesn’t hamper us in the future. What can we do that maybe can be beneficial this year and into next year? We’ll be aggressive. We’ll look around. There were years where we had the best record and were pretty quiet at the trade deadline. We didn’t really do much or make many calls. I think we’ll be more open in making calls and listening to calls than we’ve been.”

Warriors planning for the future

Myers added that although the team made deals last season to help the team, that was more for balancing the finances. The injuries to major stars meant the season was unimportant, and they looked to build toward the next season. But this year is a different story and the Warriors will look to get some new blood into the team, as they head into the final stretch of the season.

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Feb 6, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Kent Bazemore (26) and forward Juan Toscano-Anderson (95) and guard Stephen Curry (30) and forward Draymond Green (23) during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

“Last year, we did stuff — got out of the tax, did the (Andrew) Wiggins deal — so that was active. But nothing was on the line for that season so to speak. But there are things on the line this season. So if we can make a move to get us better … you gotta find a partner that fits what you’re looking to do.”

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Who will the Golden State Warriors acquire? They will be active in the trade market prior to the deadline at the end of this month. But given their assets, it is unsure what kind of player they will be looking for. A star that can compliment Steph Curry and Klay Thompson next season could be a big move for them as they look to revive their dynasty.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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