NBA Trade Rumors: 7 Bold deadline targets to make Golden State Warriors title contenders

The Golden State Warriors may need to make a big move at the NBA Trade Deadline if they want to be a serious title contender this season.

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NBA Trade Rumors: There are several trade deadline candidates that could help the Golden State Warriors reemerge as championship contenders.

At the near 20-game mark of the regular season, it's safe to say that the Golden State Warriors have been one of the most disappointing teams in the Western Conference. Many of their players have fallen short of expectations and Stephen Curry is the only standout on their roster through the season thus far.

In other words, their start to the season is very concerning. The fact that this is back-to-back seasons in which they've gotten off to frighteningly bad starts is alarming. It's becoming clear that the Warriors are likely going to need to make a splash at the NBA Trade Deadline if they have any hopes of emerging as a legit championship contender in the West.

The good news is that there's going to be a market to make such a move. Will they pull the trigger? If they intend to, there are seven potentially ceiling-altering trade targets the Warriors could prioritize ahead of the deadline.

Alex Caruso, Chicago Bulls

Alex Caruso is a name that would make a ton of sense for the Golden State Warriors. With Klay Thompson's production not exactly meeting expectations, the Warriors could look to another guard to potentially help carry the load next to Stephen Curry. And with what Caruso can do on both ends of the floor,

And considering the weapon that Caruso can be for the Warriors on both ends of the floor, he'd be a worthy gamble for a team that is likely going to need a jolt heading into the second half of the season. The big question is whether the Warriors would want to meet the asking price of the Chicago Bulls, which could be steep.

But in a vacuum, Caruso could be exactly what the Warriors need to offset the concerns that they currently have about Klay Thompson and Chris Paul.