The Golden State Warriors have had an up-and-down start to the NBA season.
Entering December with a record of 11-11 was something that no one saw coming from the defending champions.
Despite having one of the best starting fives in the NBA, the Warriors bench has let them down this season.
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If their starting five could play the whole game they would be in great shape, but since that is not the case they need second-unit help.
So the Warriors should be looking around the league for players available for trade that can help their team.
Here are two players the Warriors should look to acquire.
1. Jakob Poeltl, Center, San Antonio Spurs
The Warriors have been getting crushed on the glass this season.
The only unquestioned center on their roster is Kevon Looney, and they can use another big rebounder.
James Wiseman has not taken the steps they have hoped and now he finds himself playing in the G-League.
Golden State needs to be in the market for another big man.
That is where San Antonio Spurs center Jakob Poeltl comes in.
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The 27-year-old is averaging 12.9 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game this season.
He is also a good rim protector, averaging 1.0 blocks per game.
His 7-foot-1 frame would make him the tallest player on the Warriors and a welcome addition.
2. Jae Crowder, Small Forward, Phoenix Suns
One player that has been waiting to be traded this year is Jae Crowder.
The small forward will not play for the Suns this year as both parties have agreed to seek a trade.
So the Warriors should be one team calling Phoenix to check the price of Crowder.
The 32-year-old can be a valuable three-and-D player for the Warriors off the bench.
Also, he will give Golden State another veteran off the bench.
Adding any veteran help to the bench should be a necessity over the next month.