The summer of 2014 might end up being the summer of Shaun Livingston for the Golden State Warriors.
No Kevin Love. No LeBron. No Melo. Just Shaun Livingston.
With very little cap space left and what looks like a pretty complete roster, the Warriors appear to be finished wheeling and dealing.
According to Ric Bucher, they could have traded Harrison Barnes to Orlando for Aaron Afflalo and a future first round pick, but passed on it. The Kevin Love saga has appeared to have quieted down. And after bringing in Livingston and hiring countless assistant coaches, the Warriors roster seems complete.
Jordan Crawford” href=”http://bluemanhoop.com/2014/07/08/report-warriors-looking-sign-trade-jordan-crawford/” target=”_blank”>Marc Spears is reporting that the Warriors are willing to help Jordan Crawford with a sign and trade and Crawford is reportedly receiving interest from the Lakers, Knicks, and Nets. But other than a transaction involving Crawford the Warriors seem set on their team.
Channing Frye, a possible consolation prize in the Love sweepstakes, is now off the market. And with Festus Ezeli set to come back from his knee surgery last summer, the Warriors frontcourt and backcourt seems full.
They may be able to bring back Kent Bazemore on a minimum deal, but Bazemore proved he could play quality minutes on the Lakers last season once he departed the Bay Area.
With the Celtics only sweetening their possible Love package today by adding another first round pick from the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Warriors look less likely to pull off the blockbuster trade that would alter the entire roster.
The league currently in a holding pattern, waiting for LeBron, Carmelo, and Chris Bosh to announce what team they will be playing for next season. Once that happens, expect the dominos to fall and free agency and the Love sweepstakes to pick up once again. But don’t be surprised if the conversations don’t include the Warriors.