Since the start of the 2016-2017 regular season, the Golden State Warriors is expected to win the title again this season. After winning the title two seasons ago, they relinquished the championship to the Cleveland Cavaliers last season.
This year nothing has changed as they are still tagged the favorite to win the title once again. Though the Warriors lost some significant players like Harrison Barnes, Andrew Bogut, Leandro Barbosa and Marreese Speights thru free agency, they were able to replace them with a much more talented and high-caliber player.
The Warriors was able to acquire David West, Zaza Pachulia and most notably, the biggest fish in the trade market last summer, Kevin Durant. With Durant's arrival, it already solidifies their chances of winning the championship again this season. And with the trade deadline just a week away, there is no indication that team will make some movement, particularly on their roster.
According to ESPN, the Golden State Warriors won't likely make a trade deal come to the February 23 trade deadline. This makes sense because there is no reason for the team to plunge in the trade market as they currently have the best record in the league with a 47-9 win-loss record.
Aside from that, they have the best roster right now with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson. Draymond Green and Kevin Durant forming the potent combination of their lineup. Though they have some little struggle at the start of the season, they were able to recover and now playing with cohesiveness with the new core of players.
Though Warriors director of player personnel Larry Harris admits that they are taking phone calls to other teams, he clears that they are not initiating these calls and just answering the calls if ever these teams have something to offer that could help them.
Harris believed that the Golden State Warriors already have the tools on their roster that they needed moving forward. But still, they can look on the trade market after the trade deadline to fill in the open spot if ever they don't intend to re-sign guard Briante Weber till the end of the season.