The Golden State Warriors could get a second chance at the guard who fell just out of reach last offseason.
With the NBA trade deadline arriving on Thursday, the expectation around the league is that the Warriors will avoid any significant moves and keep intact the unit that has bounced back to the top of the Western Conference. But there may be the potential to go after an offseason target who spurned the Warriors in favor of the Boston Celtics and now could find himself on the trade block again.
The Warriors were already deep in the salary cap and had little wiggle room for moves last offseason, but did try to target guard Dennis Schroder on the $5.9-million taxpayer mid-level exception. As Wes Goldberg of Mercury News reported at the time, the Warriors inquired about Schroder but lost out when he signed with the Celtics.
Afterward, the Warriors declared that they weren’t looking to use the exception.