The Golden State Warriors entered this season with plenty of hopes and expectations. They had made it to the past 5 NBA Finals before not even making the playoffs last year due to multiple injuries, and seemed ready to make a triumphant comeback in 2021.
Undoubtedly, Klay Thompson's injury was a massive blow for their aspirations, and some people even claimed that they would just try to tank again this season and plan ahead to the next campaign.
Then again, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Steve Kerr have other plans; and even though the team is outside of the playoffs right now, they're still on the verge of becoming contenders again.
Bob Myers Says The Golden State Warriors Will Be Aggressive In Trade Talks
That's why President of Basketball Operations Bob Myers admitted that they'll be quite aggressive and proactive in trade talks for the first time in years, as they know that they're just a couple of pieces away from making a splash:
“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.
"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," he concluded.
The Warriors are slightly above .500 right now and Curry is playing arguably the best basketball of his career but his supporting cast has been slacking. Thus, adding a big man and another go-to-scorer could turn them from pretenders to contenders in the blink of an eye.