Why Myers expects Warriors to be aggressive at trade deadline


The majority of the basketball world would agree that the Warriors are not legitimate title contenders this season.

So how much will that fact impact what Golden State may or may not look to accomplish before the March 25 trade deadline?

How aggressive will the front office be when it comes to trying to improve the roster?

"It's the balancing act as far as what makes sense now, but doesn't hamper us in the future," president of basketball operations Bob Myers said Wednesday on 95.7 The Game's "Steiny, Guru & Dibs" show. "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."

It seems very unlikely that the Warriors will make a blockbuster move involving James Wiseman and/or the Minnesota Timberwolves' top-three protected 2021 first-round pick.

Will they actively shop Kelly Oubre, or instead make it a priority to re-sign him in free agency?

It's anybody's guess as to what comes to fruition. But it's fair to expect the Warriors to be involved in a bunch of rumors and reports over the next two weeks.

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"Last year, we did stuff -- got out of the tax, did the [Andrew] Wiggins deal -- so that was active," Myers said. "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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