NBA Trade Deadline: Warriors' Win over the Phoenix Suns Should End Trade Rumors

D.J. O'ConnorSenior Analyst IIIFebruary 21, 2013

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 02:  Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors in action against the Los Angeles Clippers at Oracle Arena on January 2, 2013 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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On the day where the Golden State Warriors were giving away Klay Thompson bobbleheads, rumors came out that Thompson could be sent to the New Orleans Hornets in a trade for Eric Gordon only for those rumors to be shot down later that day.

The Warriors have long been involved in trade rumors only for the rumors to be squashed in a matter of time.  Even if the rumors were true, there still weren't any trades executed.

Harrison Barnes has been mentioned also as a possible trade piece for the Warriors to try to get a player like Josh Smith or Paul Pierce.

The Warriors had to start feeling the pressure to make a trade to help them in their current playoff run after their recent losing streak continued to grow until it maxed out at six games.

If the Warriors had lost to the Suns on Wednesday night and that losing streak grew to seven, then we could have seen a panic move and the Warriors may have dealt Barnes and/or Thompson in a trade to land a proven veteran who could help the team win right away.

Head coach Mark Jackson was even starting to lose his usually calm and cool style in his postgame interviews as the frustration grew.

The Warriors were able to pull off the victory at Oracle Arena, and nothing helps a team more than winning.

With a win going into today's trade deadline which is just a couple hours away (at the time of writing) the Warriors will more than likely avoid the big-name trade bait around the NBA.  

The most the Warriors should be expected to do is try to shed a large contract (Andris Biedrins or Richard Jefferson) to help get under the luxury tax.

Because of how undesirable the contracts of those two big men are, the Warriors may try to trade someone like Charles Jenkins for a future second-round draft pick to squeak under the luxury tax.