Golden State Warriors: 5 Centers They Could Pursue With MLE

3 of 6

2. Greg Stiemsma

Apr 17, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Greg Stiemsma (34) dunks as San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) looks on during the second half at the AT

Stiemsma is a young player who’s shown  linear improvement over his now two years in the NBA. His numbers aren’t impressive, but that’s in part because his minutes have been pretty limited. He played a measly 13.9 minutes in his rookie season, which got a slight bump to 15.9 this past season. He’s got some slight playoff experience, having played with the Boston Celtics in 2011-12 and the Milwaukee Bucks in 2012-13. In those minutes, he’s scored 3.6 points per game along with 1.3 blocks and 3.3 rebounds.

Stiemsma is a shaky player with a questionable amount of upside, especially since he’s never been truly tested in a bigger load of minutes. However, there’s potential here for a cheap player that could surprise Golden State in a secondary role.  However, he could just not be ready for it.  Simple as that. Then again, this all depends on whether his option is exercised or not.