Warriors general manager Bob Myers sat down with three of us before Tuesday’s game against Houston to discuss the Feb. 21 trade deadline. He said he has been in dialogues with other teams, but real trade talks haven’t started yet.

The real talks might never start in Golden State, because Myers gave the impression that he wants to see a healthy version of his team develop before making any big moves. Here’s the conversation:

With the trade deadline approaching, what are you looking for?: “Experience. I think our team needs to grow, together. If you look at this season, what we envisioned with our roster, we haven’t gotten to see much of. … I’d just like to see it more, have a bigger sample size.”

You want experience of your guys together, not an experienced player to add to your roster?: “Yeah, I think it’s hard, because we like that core, and we think it has an opportunity to do well. But we haven’t seen a ton of it for a variety of reasons.”

Anything you would do would likely require breaking up that core, right?: “Well, we can do anything, really. We can make lateral moves, moves to improve the team, moves to save money, moves to spend money. … We can do a variety of things.”

You can go further into the luxury tax?: “Yeah, we can, if it makes sense for us. There are no orders from ownership that say, ‘This is the line we’ve drawn. Don’t go over it.’ There’s no edict saying, ‘You’re not allowed to do A, B or C.’”

You’re so little into the luxury tax, wouldn’t it be a waste?: “Well, when you look at the economics of where we are, it’s really just cash at this point. So it depends on if you want to take a longer view at some of the younger players, take a longer look at them. But we’ll explore a lot of different things – things that will potentially take us higher, keep us where we are, maybe go under.”

Have you gotten an injury exception on Brandon Rush?: “Yeah, but that doesn’t give you an extra roster spot. You can’t just sign a player. You can’t have 16 players. You have that exception to utilize.”