Golden State Warriors: The case for a third point guard

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 04: Stephen Curry
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 04: Stephen Curry /

The Golden State Warriors should look to round out the roster by adding a third point guard in free agency.

By now, the Golden State Warriors have locked in most of their roster for the upcoming season. The only thing left to do is maybe round out the roster with a veteran or two and call it a day. They still have to figure out whether or not they can bring JaVale McGee back, but other than that their shopping is pretty much done.

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The only thing the Warriors can offer now are veteran minimum deals and that means that they won’t be able to compete against other teams that have a little more to offer. The good news is that with money drying up across the league, some guys are going to have to settle.

One area the Golden State Warriors should consider adding depth is the point guard position. With Stephen Curry and Shaun Livingston locked up on their deals, the team might think about adding a third guard to take some minutes on nights off or in blowouts to give those two a rest.

Marcus Thompson II of the Mercury News recently wrote about the Warriors having a use for a third point guard and mentioned guys like Trey Burke or Tyler Ennis as potential options. While those two have some nice upside, they’re likely out of the team’s price point at this point in free agency.

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The good news is that out of any position group, veteran point guards are always going to be available. It doesn’t mean that they are always going to be the flashiest option, but getting a body on the roster isn’t an issue.

It really comes down to the Warriors feeling they need to add another body to spell their two key point guards. Perhaps it’s not something they feel is a pressing need, but it’s not entirely out of the realm of possibility that they add one on a minimum deal.