Warriors’ vitals aren’t championship-ready at the halfway point, but a significant trade still seems unlikely.

With a negative point differential, Golden State ranks 17th in offense and 19th in defense.

The Golden State Warriors are past the halfway point of their season and are under.500 at 21-22, good enough for the West’s No. 8 seed and just one game out of the lottery, as crazy as it sounds.

The defending champions have dropped four of their last five games to a slew of bad teams, including the Pistons, Magic, the injured Suns, and now the Bulls, who defeated Golden State 132-118 on Sunday without DeMar DeRozan.

Golden State’s vitals don’t look good: 17th in offense, 19th in defense, a negative net rating, and the league’s worst road record. The Warriors make the fewest free throws while giving up the most. They have the league’s second-worst turnover rate and make the fewest restricted-area shots per game.

It makes for a difficult shot diet, mostly jumpers, on which the Warriors can still survive and even thrive, but a bottom-10 offensive rebound rate further narrows the already thin margin for error. Despite this, no one is willing to dismiss the Warriors as a contender, if not a top contender, for two reasons: pedigree and Stephen Curry.

But is that sufficient? Back in November, after the Warriors had lost seven of their first 11 games of the season, GM Bob Myers told The Athletic’s Tim Kawakami that the team would consider making roster moves to improve its chances of winning another championship.

“We haven’t made any decisions. But I would say that we think we’re a contender and we’ll evaluate if we’re still a contender, what we look like, many games from now and decide the best course to move forward.

“But it is 11 games. I’ll get back on the phone with you after 40 games or half the season and if we’re talking about the same stuff, maybe it’ll be different answers. But at this point, it is early. Not so early that we don’t care what we’re looking like. But it is too early to kind of make any drastic decisions.”

So, we’re 43 games into the season, more than halfway through the schedule. The trade deadline of February 9 is quickly approaching. Will the Warriors take any action? Or do they believe they still have enough? According to Cleaning the Glass, the starting lineup of Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, and Kevon Looney outscored opponents by 21.5 points per 100 possessions.

Starting with Jordan Poole, there is some hope for bench units. The Warriors get 38.2 points per game from bench players, which is ninth in the league (28 of those come from Poole and Donte DiVincenzo), but without Curry, the Warriors play at the league’s second-worst offensive clip, and the league’s second-worst defensive clip, according to CTG.

Jonathan Kuminga develops into a swing player. He is one of Golden State’s two best trade assets (along with Poole), but he is unlikely to be moved. So he’ll have to play above his experience in the playoffs, especially on defense, where Golden State is no longer a contender.

Andre Iguodala has returned, but how much can the Warriors get out of him? What value does Anthony Lamb bring to a postseason series? Moses Moody has some value as a trade candidate. Perhaps not James Wiseman, though some believe he is simply a bad fit in Golden State, not just for the system they run, but also for the expectations he faces to perform right away. A team with a longer timeline might still value his upside.

Aside from that, there isn’t much the Warriors can do unless they want to risk losing Poole. That is unlikely to happen. Golden State is likely to put all of its eggs in Curry’s basket and rely on Thompson and Green to produce another run of excellence at the right time.

If that occurs, the Warriors can still compete with anyone. However, the margin for error has vanished. Myers must decide whether he wants to rely on everything peaking perfectly or give the Warriors some leeway at the deadline.