Dieter Kurtenbach: The Warriors hold a valuable card heading into the NBA trade deadline

Dieter Kurtenbach, Bay Area News Group on

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As the NBA trade deadline approaches, there’s a big question that you need to answer.

Yes, you.

Should the Warriors fear the Denver Nuggets or Memphis Grizzlies in a seven-game playoff series?

I know; we just answered that question last season.

So what about the Los Angeles Clippers or Sacramento Kings?

Those are the only four Western Conference teams ranked ahead of the Warriors in the latest ESPN power rankings or Wednesday morning’s NBA standings.


And since I know how the Warriors will answer that question (no, no, no and absolutely not) I ask you.

Though I can’t see why you would disagree with the Dubs.

The Warriors have been underwhelming and inconsistent all season — my goodness, have they been frustrating to watch — but in a Western Conference that lacks a great team, the Dubs are heading toward the trade deadline in a solid position.

It might not seem like it, but it’s true: This Warriors team has everything it needs to compete for another title. No guarantees, but their eight-man rotation is more than good enough. Heaven knows they don’t lack experience.


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