Golden State Warriors superstar point guard Stephen Curry seems fed up with the team's struggles.
The Warriors are currently 17-20, which is the fourth-worst record in the Western Conference. They are two games back from the eighth seed and 1.5 games back from the Play-In Tournament.
After Golden State's 141-105 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, the two-time MVP was asked about the looming NBA trade deadline and whether the team has a window to show management that they should keep the team together rather than make some changes. Curry had a rather interesting response.
“We have a standard that’s pretty evident that if things stay the same, that’s the definition of insanity, right? Keep doing the same thing, expecting a different result…” Curry said.
“We have a standard that’s pretty evident that if things stay the same, that’s the definition of insanity, right? Keep doing the same thing, expecting a different result…”— BasketballNews.com (@basketbllnews) January 11, 2024
-Stephen Curry when asked about the upcoming trade deadline 👀pic.twitter.com/r6WUQz2BIn
The 35-year-old is known for his calm demeanor and happy-go-lucky attitude on and off the court, but it sounds like he's advocating for the Dubs’ front office to make trades before the Feb. 8 trade deadline.
It's very rare (if not unheard of) for Curry to make comments like this, but it's understandable considering the Warriors’ recent woes.
Ownership may also want some moves, as the Warriors have by far the highest payroll in the NBA ($211,820,254). It's one thing to pay a huge luxury-tax bill when the team is contending and trying to extend their dynastic run, but it's another when the squad is outside of the playoff picture.
The 36-point loss to the Pelicans was the Dubs' biggest home loss since Curry was drafted 15 years ago.