The Golden State Warriors are on pace for their most successful season since 2007/08, when they won 48 games but missed the playoffs. Golden State comes out of the All-Star Break with a 30-22 record and, barring a collapse, will earn a playoff berth, though it has lost five straight games, the longest active losing streak in the league. The Warriors don't figure to be active heading into the trading deadline, set for Thursday at noon Pacific.
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Bob Myers, the Warriors' general manager, told the San Francisco Gate on Wednesday that "trade talks haven't started yet," reports Rusty Simmons.
Myers was asked directly about the possibility of trading Andris Biedrins and Richard Jefferson. He declined to address those specific players' situations, but did offer this response:
I think the general theme for us, now, today, and post trade deadline into the draft and free agency is that we’re always going to try to improve the team. … We’re always looking to make moves. We’re always open, as is any team.
Golden State had been linked to New Orleans Hornets guard Eric Gordon, but Marcus Thompson of the Contra Costa Times reported Saturday that there's nothing to those rumors. "The Warriors like Eric Gordon's talent," says Thompson. "What they don't like is his injury history, especially the cartilage damage in his knee."
Gordon has played just 27 games in the last one-plus seasons due to knee injury. He is averaging 16.4 points in 29.5 minutes for the Hornets in the 2012/13 season.