As the NBA trade deadline less than two hours away, the Golden State Warriors have been rather inactive at the trade deadline thus far. Aside from the Troy Murphy trade it seemed like the W’s were going to remain stagnent, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they weren’t out their looking.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Rusty Simmons Golden State had contacted teams around the league in regard to the status of the Wizards’ JaVale McGee, the Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge, the Clippers’ Chris Kaman, The 76ers’ Andre Iguodala, and the Nuggets Hilario Nene among others. Warriors GM Larry Riley wanted to get some more talent in the bay, but was maybe a little handcuffed by the market and the W’s past transactions:
“We don’t fool the media and we don’t fool the fans. I don’t want to stand up and say, ‘Oh, we did a great job. We got a second-round pick,’ " Riley said. “That’s not the case. We’re hoping to add a little bit, and we’re hoping to at least address an issue in the 2012 draft. That’s all. It’s not a major thing.”
It may not be major, but it definitely isn’t good. Riley knows the team needs draft picks as Golden State erroneously gave them away in the 2008 deal with Marcelus Williams, as well as the Corey Maggette and David Lee deals last summer, leaving them with holes in their next few drafts and unable to trade a 1st round pick until 2014. So any kind of deal that would get the Warriors some picks back is a good idea in his mind.