June 19, 2024

Steve Kerr, the head coach of the Golden State Warriors, believes that his team will try to improve from within rather than making any trades before the trade deadline.

It was anticipated that the Warriors will be among the busiest teams at the trade deadline given their sustained struggles in the 2023–24 campaign. However, it currently seems less likely than likely that a transaction will occur due to the increasing confidence of recent weeks.

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According to Steve Kerr, the Golden State Warriors are not in a desperate attempt to trade before the NBA trade deadline.
Golden State has found new energy thanks to Draymond Green’s return and third-year forward Jonathan Kuminga’s recent play. Since Green rejoined the starting lineup against the Memphis Grizzlies on January 15, the Warriors have ranked in the top 10 in both offense and defense.

With Stephen Curry and Kuminga together leading the league in scoring for the past ten games, there is less need for a backup scorer next to them. Over that time, the 21-year-old has averaged 24.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 58.3% shooting.

The Warriors’ record should have been much better, but they are 4-3 in their last seven games. Two of their three losses came from one-point losses to the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings (the latter coming in double overtime), and the other one was an overtime loss to the Atlanta Hawks.

Despite being toward the end of their rotation—Chris Paul and Gary Payton II having both missed significant amounts of time due to injuries—they have managed to accomplish this. After missing nine games, Moses Moody only made his comeback against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday. Meanwhile, Andrew Wiggins is still sidelined with a foot/ankle problem.

With Kuminga’s recent ascent to prominence and his return to health, the Warriors remain optimistic that they have enough players on their roster to still contend for a postseason run. In more recent times, Kerr has stuck to that opinion, concluding that he doesn’t “anticipate anything happening.”

Steve Kerr speaks truth to power — and his players respect him for it

I don’t think anything will happen.We haven’t been desperate, I can assure you of that. There are many talks, but not one sign of desperation

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