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Kerr has 'no idea' what Warriors will do at trade deadline

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Buyers? Sellers? Somewhere in between?

The NBA officially tipped off the second half of the 2020-21 season Wednesday and the Warriors have found themselves in a precarious spot. They are 19-19, quite literally a .500 team, and are 10th in the Western Conference.

With the NBA trade deadline set for March 25, Golden State could elect to make a playoff push, or sell some assets and give their younger players some exposure as the team tries to configure the best team going forward next season when Klay Thompson returns. 

No one really knows what the Warriors will choose to do, not even coach Steve Kerr.

"I have no idea what's going to happen at the trade deadline," Kerr said to reporters in a video conference Friday after practice. "I do know there hasn't been any talk at all in terms of anything that [general manager] Bob [Myers] has brought to me. If Bob and his group have been talking to teams that would be pretty routine, but you never know what's going to happen."

Right now, the Warriors are tied with the Memphis Grizzlies in the standings and trail the Dallas Mavericks by one game for the eighth and final playoff berth. Should they decide to push for the playoffs, a play-in game probably is their safest bet.

But if the front office decides to rest up their starters and let rookies like James Wiseman, Nico Mannion and second-year pro Jordan Poole build chemistry for next season, the Warriors could also consider trading some of their current talent as well. 

 

They could also do nothing and hope to strike it rich in the NBA draft. Golden State has a first-round selection of their own, but also holds a coveted advantage in having the Minnesota Timberwolves' top-three protected 2021 draft pick as well, acquired last year in the D'Angelo Russell for Andrew Wiggins trade.

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Everyone has an opinion on what the organization should do, including Shaquille O'Neal who suggested the team tanks this year in hopes of making a championship run with a healthy Thompson next season. However, that doesn't seem likely, as Kerr has made it clear the Warriors are still focusing on a playoff picture.

The Warriors haven't been linked to any big trade rumors as of yet, but with less than two weeks left until the deadline, things could change any second.

The results of their next few upcoming games will dictate whether or not the Warriors shop or stand pat at the deadline, and should offer a clearer glimpse into what they future holds for next season as well. 

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