• The Warriors passed on a trade involving Dinwiddie, who has not gotten the go-signal to return to NBA action yet
  • Oubre will likely leave the Warriors after this season and join teams where he can be a starter
  • The Warriors still plan to make it to the postseason but need to fill some open roster spots

The Golden State Warriors could have made major moves during the NBA trade deadline but opted not to do so.

They did indulge in minor trade deals involving Marquese Chriss and Brad Wanamaker, but there could have been another one involving Kelly Oubre Jr.

According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, the Warriors explored a potential trade involving Oubre and Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets.

It was an odd move considering the latter remains on the sidelines, recovering from a partial ACL tear. Although he was initially listed as out for the season, the 27-year-old believes he can still return and play this 2020-21 NBA season.

With that in mind, Golden State was unsurprisingly not willing to take the risk and wanted someone who could help out their current campaign.

The Warriors are 23-24 right now in the Western Conference and still have a shot at making the postseason. A healthy Dinwiddie could have ramped up their chances, but with no assurance of actually returning, the Dubs opted to move on from it.

Of course, the 6-foot-5 guard did not agree with the Warriors’ evaluation. He is confident of still returning this season, something he responded to when his potential NBA return was raised on social media.

Dinwiddie would have been a good addition to any team if he was 100% ready. Although he played only three games this season, the native of California is coming off a good last season. He averaged 20.6 points and 6.8 assists in 64 games and was one of the bright spots of the Nets.

Dinwiddie managed to see action in only three games this season, producing only 6.7 points, 4.3 rebound, and 3.0 assists.

Spencer Dinwiddie
Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets reacts during the third quarter of the game against the Boston Celtics at Barclays Center on Jan. 14, 2019 in Brooklyn. Sarah Stier/Getty Images

In Brooklyn, Dinwiddie’s absence has been hardly felt. The team has a stellar cast led by Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, James Harden, DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin.

With that mix, the name of Dinwiddie has been floated in the NBA trade rumor mill even if he is out of action.

For the Warriors, the fact that they were allegedly shopping Oubre could mean a parting of ways in the offseason.

The 25-year-old is set to become a free agent and appears to be interested in playing for a team where he can be a starter.

Oubre has gotten 45 starts with Golden State this season but may be looking for something more chances heading into the 2021-22 NBA season.