Warriors “determined” to trade for a superstar
The Warriors, led by determined owner Joe Lacob, continue to send signals across the league that they will aggressively look to upgrade the roster with a superstar. After falling short in their pursuit of Chris Paul, Tyson Chandler and Nene during post-lockout free agency, sources say Lacob is determined to make a run at bigger prizes between now and the March 15 trade deadline — including the Magic’s soon-to-be free agent, Dwight Howard.
While Golden State has David Lee to dangle in trade discussions, the four years and $57 million left on his contract after this season will be difficult to move. But the biggest hindrance to the Warriors’ strategy is the diminished trade value of Stephen Curry because of his ongoing bout with ankle injuries.