The Golden State Warriors are still riding high off their NBA title, their fourth in eight years, and a monumental step in the writing of their dynasty’s history. Yet, at the same time, the NBA calendar plods along, and they have had to move quickly to retool the roster during the NBA Draft and free agency.
The Warriors drafted and signed two rookies and added Donte DiVincenzo and JaMychal Green in free agency. Even so, the departures of Gary Payton II, Otto Porter Jr., Nemanja Bjelica, Damion Lee, and Juan Toscano-Anderson have the Warriors down a player, and if Andre Iguodala retires, they will be at 13 of their maximum 15 rostered players.
The Golden State Warriors still have two roster spots open. Which free agents are still available that the Warriors should consider signing?
Last season, the Warriors ended up relying heavily on their 15th-man, Gary Payton II, who quickly became an indispensable part of the rotation. Luxury tax concerns may lead them to keep that spot open, but at the very least, they need to get to 14. What players would they sign to fill that spot?
The remaining free agent market is made up largely of one-way players, and that’s fine for most teams and for the regular season, but the Warriors need to dig a little deeper. What free agents would be a good fit as an occasional bench player for a team set on a second consecutive title? Here are three under-the-radar options still available on the open market.