Warriors general manager Bob Myers was mostly vague in his pre-trade-deadline chat with three reporters before Tuesday's game, but he gave the impression that he wants to see a healthy version of his roster for an extended period before making any big moves.
"We would like to take a longer look at our core, but, with that being said, we're always looking," Myers said. "We haven't been able to view this team healthy for even 20 games, let alone a season, so we'd like to exercise some patience."
The Warriors have played only one entire game with all 15 players healthy - sixth man Brandon Rush was lost for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the second game - and only nine with their preseason projected starting lineup.
Center Andrew Bogut (ankle) has missed 42 games, point guard Stephen Curry (ankle) has missed four games, and forwards Harrison Barnes (knee) and David Lee (ankle) have each missed a game.
"I think our team needs to grow, together," Myers said. "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.
"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."
Myers said he has had preliminary dialogue with most of the teams in the league, but he hasn't started any "material" trade talks. He doesn't think those will rev up until closer to the Feb. 21 deadline.
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