Apr 29, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets shooting guard Carlos Delfino (10) shows emotion after a basket against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the fourth quarter in game four of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at the Toyota Center. The Rockets defeated the Thunder 105-103. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Is Carlos Delfino An Option For the Golden State Warriors?

The Golden State Warriors could have interest in Carlos Delfino with free agency looming, reports Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News.

The Houston Rockets will first have to decline Delfino’s $3 million team option, which they plan on doing, according to Kawakami.

Delfino averaged 10.6 points in 25.2 minutes per game with the Rockets in 2012-13. In the above tweet, you can see that Kawakami notes that the market for Delfino is undefined. He won’t be expensive, but the Warriors don’t have much loose money to being with.

Delfino’s niche comes in the versatility department. He can play the shooting guard, small forward and the Rockets even used him as a power forward in their small-ball lineups, similar to what the Warriors did with Harrison Barnes in the playoffs.

The Warriors do have  a handful of viable options at small forward, including Barnes, Brandon Rush and Richard Jefferson. However, Delfino’s versatility would still add the Warriors’ depth, especially if they’re unable to retain Jarrett Jack and Carl Landry.

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