Golden State's new owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber want general manager Larry Riley to be active when it comes to talking with the rest of the teams about potential trades. With that said, Riley doesn't think he is close to making his first trade for Lacob and Gruber.
"Sometime early in the ownership period, I would think there will probably be some kind of action," Riley told The Oakland Tribune on Tuesday. "I don't know when, but I know that they want us to be working on major deals. Their intent is to be very active."
Riley is leery of making deals the closer we get to the trade deadline each season and says he and the new owners will do their very best to improve the club, but they won't make a trade just to make a trade.
"I would not promise our fans that we're going to make a big trade," Riley said. "I will promise them we will exhaust every opportunity to make our team better."
The Warriors may be able to use Dan Gadzuric, Vladimir Radmanovic and Brandan Wright in trades because all three big men have expiring contracts. Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry are the top targets of other teams. However, Riley has no desire to trade either of them.
-- Nick Borges
based on that little read, it doesn't sound like we're going to make any big changes...
chances of us landing melo are probably zero... i don't like the idea of zbo either...i haven't heard any other names brought up in trade discussions... anyone?