Let's not kid ourselves here. The Golden State Warriors are a terrible team right now, but they have a golden - get it? - opportunity to be back at the top of the world once this sluggish season comes to an end.
Sitting at a 9-24 record, they're just not going to make the playoffs, so they might as well stop trying to win games. We all know Steve Kerr and Draymond Green are born competitors and want to give their best night in and night out, but it's just not worthy.
Instead, the Warriors should be looking to make some moves right away and make the most of the few assets they can afford to move prior to the trade deadline.
And, according to Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area, there has been some buzz around the possibility of moving Alec Burks, who's currently having the best season of his NBA career:
"As much as the Warriors like Burks, and they most assuredly do, they are willing, according to league sources, to part with him — and several other veterans — for the right deal. Why consider moving arguably their most proficient offensive player? Because they want to create room to accommodate two-way guards Damion Lee and Ky Bowman," claims the report.
Both Lee and Bowman have proven to be worthy of a roster spot, while Eric Paschall has demonstrated that he could also contribute once Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry are back at full strength.
Burks, on the other hand, provides little outside of his shooting and instant scoring, and the Warriors need neither of those once they have their core back.
So far, Burks is averaging a career-high 15.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 3.1 assists while shooting 42.5 percent from the field and 34.9 percent from beyond the arc, so he could be a major addition for any contending side looking for another scorer.