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The names keep coming, from Ray Allen to Jermaine O'Neal to Amar'e Stoudemire, each putting a glorious vision in the minds of Warriors fans eager to see the team lunge into the market or onto the street.
To grab, you know, the missing piece of the championship puzzle.
Please beware. Seeing other contenders are diving into the accessories department doesn't necessarily mean it's the right thing for the Warriors.
The Grizzlies added Jeff Green because he filled an acute need for offense from the wing. The Mavericks added Rajon Rondo to give themselves an NBA-caliber point guard. The Suns added Brandan Wright (an ex-Warrior) because he's functional in the paint. The Thunder added Dion Waiters because they like his talent.
Then, too, the Clippers added Austin Rivers . . . because he's the coach's son? And the Rockets added Josh Smith because, well, they couldn't help themselves.
These teams, after all, felt the need to dive in partly because they're looking up at the Warriors, who own the best record in the NBA. They're trying to catch up.
Warriors general manager Bob Myers in a recent conversation said sometimes the best move for a team going well is not to screw it up.
He made no reference to the last Bay Area team to take its sport by storm, only to tinker its way back to the pack. A's architect Billy Beane made some audacious moves last summer and in the process dropped the clubhouse temperature from 77 degrees and cozy to 44 degrees and uncomfortable.
Players on bad teams should feel some discomfort. That should come with the territory of being bad. But a team on franchise-record run would not seem to benefit from discomfort and instability.
Myers and his cohorts in the front office, with an ultra-ambitious CEO setting the tone, might make a deal. They might not. They're curious, always probing, always evaluating.
But Myers, based on everything he has told me, knows for certain that he does not have to do anything at all.
And I'm going to assume Myers also realizes that if he does not make a move, the players in the locker room are on board.
One veteran recently told me something he said came from the mouth Myers, essentially reminding everyone there is no sound reason to run out and make changes and that the Warriors should improve simply by continuing to play together and by getting and staying healthy.
Allen, O'Neal and Stoudemire all represent a health risk. Allen because he turns 40 in July and has not played since last June. O'Neal because he went to Germany to receive treatment on both knees and has not played since last May. Stoudemire because he had microfracture knee surgery in 2005 and since then has been a shadow of what he once was.
The Warriors aren't shopping for much, merely someone who can give them a good 10-15 minutes off the bench and fit in with what has been a very healthy culture.
Sometimes it's better to window shop and walk away. Not because you're completely satisfied with what you have but because you're not absolutely convinced the purchase will be of real benefit.