The trade deadline is usually reserved for a whole bunch of fan speculation on what superstar the Golden State Warriors should trade for to build the team around. And no, none of the ESPN Trade Machine rumors ever play out. Dwight Howard? No. Kevin Garnett? No. Rudy Gay? No.
That was mainly due to the fact the team had little to no assets and didn't resemble any sort of winning team any player would want to go to. Fast-forward to 2013 and the team by the Bay is not only an up-and-coming contender in the Western Conference, but one that should contend for the foreseeable future.
Because of this, there really is no need for a blockbuster trade that would alter the infrastructure of the current Warriors team.
However, this hasn't stopped management from mulling offers and working hard to improve the team.
Warriors have eyed Gay 4 couple yrs. Grizz wanted Barnes & Jack & would've assumed final year pact of AB or RJ. GS split decision against— Peter Vecsey (@PeterVecsey1) February 1, 2013
Marcus Thompson II of the San Jose Mercury News has also stated that the team may want to try to get under the luxury tax and acquire some veterans to fill small backup holes.
This isn't to say that the team is without flaws, of which there are plenty like any other team. It's that for the first time in a long time—even more so than the "We Believe" team that lacked depth—there aren't any immediate players the Warriors need to add.
Arguing for the sake of trading, the Warriors do hold several assets that other teams would crave; Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes and two near-expiring contracts in Andris Biedrins and Richard Jefferson.
Grading the top five needs in terms of importance isn't easy, as one may include something the Warriors won't be able to necessarily trade for.