OAKLAND -- While much of the NBA participated in last-minute deals to beat the trade deadline Thursday, the Warriors, as anticipated, were spectators.
General manager Bob Myers stayed true to what he has said in recent weeks, that barring an irresistible deal, he wanted to see how well the Warriors would do with a fully healthy roster.
So while Myers watched several teams engage in trades -- including Western Conference playoff competitors Phoenix, Houston and Oklahoma City -- coach Steve Kerr was putting his healthy squad through its paces in the second day of practice since the All-Star break.
"I'm thrilled we stood pat," Kerr said.
Which means the starting five, which is 31-3 when fully intact, will stay in place. So will the bench, though Kerr and his staff continue to make rotation adjustments.
"I told our guys before practice that the continuity of what we have is more important than any trade-deadline deal that you could make," Kerr said.
Though several teams in recent years have won championships after making roster tweaks at the deadline, no team has made a major deadline move and won it all since the Pistons acquired Rasheed Wallace from the Hawks in 2004.
"Generally, when you make a deal you only have 30 games incorporate a guy," Kerr said. "If you're going to try to get a major piece, it's tricky."