OAKLAND – The NBA trade deadline looms at noon (P.S.T.) Thursday and look at the Warriors, stretching and yawning and, you know it, stealing glances at the standings.
They're No. 1 in the league, feeling no need to tamper with the greatest 51-game start in franchise history.
This is a highly unusual situation for the Warriors, who historically have approached the trade deadline seeking a deal, sometimes desperately so, other times simply as an exhibition of managerial effort.
But this is a highly unusual team, and general manager Bob Myers says he doesn't want to screw it up.
Coach Steve Kerr, agreeing with the GM, says he's ready to roll with what he has.
"We have the best record in the league," Kerr told CSNBayArea.com after practice Wednesday. "We're not without our blemishes, but we have a really good team with good chemistry and a lot of depth.
"I've always felt it's hard to add a significant piece at the All-Star break, or at the trade deadline, and blend that person in when you already have something good going. When it’s going well and you've got a good groove, and you've got good guys who have good chemistry, it's dangerous to mess with that – in terms of bringing in somebody who you're expected to play."
Consider, now, that Kerr has GM experience. He presided over some strong teams in Phoenix. He believes he has a strong team now and concedes that it's hard to find as much playing time as he'd like for some of his players.
If Ray Allen dropped into his lap, Kerr would find playing time for such a reliable shooter, with championship experience, coming off the bench. Allen wouldn't require a trade but he has yet to play this season or commit to returning.
As for trades, well, no opposing GM is itching to push the Warriors further in front of the pack.
Amar'e Stoudemire hit the market Monday and within 36 hours agreed with the Mavericks. The Warriors don't necessarily consider Stoudemire, at this stage of his career, an appreciable upgrade over David Lee and Marreese Speights.
Count out former Warrior Jermaine O'Neal, who spent several months preparing for a comeback before concluding this week that he's not ready.
Though plenty of fans worry about the consistent availability of Andrew Bogut, Kerr said he is counting on the big man and believes he'll be there in April and beyond.
"He's fine; he's in good shape," Kerr said of Bogut. "I asked him today how his body felt, and he said refreshed and ready to go."
So a trade by the Warriors is highly unlikely. They haven't turned off their phones, but as the hours wind down they're absolutely not burning up the lines.