Best remaining options for Warriors in NBA free agency


NBA free agency has been fast and furious across the league, with many marquee stars agreeing to contracts with new teams.In the wake of Klay Thompson's season-ending Achilles injury, the Warriors acquired Kelly Oubre with their trade exception and added Brad Wanamaker and Kent Bazemore in free agency. They currently have 14 players on their roster, leaving open one potential spot for a new addition, if they so choose.Golden State still has part of their mid-level exception and minimum contracts at its disposal. They also are applying for the Disabled Player Exception worth $9.3 million, but due to luxury tax concerns and the list of players left available, it appears unlikely the Warriors would use it before the season starts.Here are a few remaining free-agent options they could consider.

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The Warriors reportedly are interested in the French forward. The expectation is that he will be stretched and waived by the Charlotte Hornets, which would allow him to sign a minimum contract with the Warriors. The soon-to-be 32-year-old should be highly motivated to perform as he will be an unrestricted free agent next summer.

Batum in 2018-19 shot 39 percent from deep on 4.0 attempts per game. But he doesn't care about scoring and is a very solid playmaker, having averaged 5.3 assists per game over a five-season stretch from 2013 to 2018.




GR3 played very well in a Warriors uniform (12.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.9 steals, 40 percent on 3s over 48 games) before he was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers before last season's deadline. We know he loved being a part of the organization, and you never can have too many wings.

But it's possible that even if Golden State offers him a roster spot, Robinson will go elsewhere because he won't have as big of a role this time around.



The 38-year-old wouldn't be brought in to actually play many minutes for Steve Kerr. His role would be to mentor James Wiseman and provide sturdy leadership in the locker room.

That being said, the Warriors might not want to "waste" a roster spot on that kind of player.


The 6-foot-9, 250-pound 30-year-old has been linked to Golden State in the past, but his production has dipped pretty significantly the last two seasons.

If the Warriors are looking for a bulky big man off the bench who could throw his weight around when needed, O'Quinn could be that guy.


Both players are on non-guaranteed deals, and there's a chance that one of them earns the 15th roster spot while the other ends up with one of the franchise's two-way contracts (it looks like second-round draft pick Nico Mannion will get the other).

Mulder went 0-for-5 from deep in his first game with the Warriors last year, and 0-for-7 in the team's final game before the season was shut down. In the five games in between, he made 16-of-40 (40 percent) attempts.

Toscano-Anderson, meanwhile, does a little bit of everything and has the tools to be a very good defender.

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