The Golden State Warriors seemingly want Marquese Chriss as their starting center, but who else should they add to complement him?
While there won’t be much money to spend especially if the salary cap is lowered, the Golden State Warriors will need to improve their roster ever so slightly this offseason.
While they have the 2020 NBA Draft to do so, if the team plans to keep Marquese Chriss as their starting center, there’s no reason for them to waste such a highly-valued pick on the draft’s best center just for him to sit the bench.
With reports having come out that they don’t want LaMelo Ball and James Wiseman to different reports that they do, many narratives have surfaced over the Warriors’ immediate future. Yet, at the end of the day, the personnel, for now, remains the same.
The Warriors need frontcourt help. Chriss is currently their starting center with Kevon Looney coming off the bench. Neither provide too much rim protection or are truly elite scorers either, so it will be interesting if they truly do feel comfortable with the duo in the long run.
The team dealt Willie Cauley-Stein earlier this season, securing a second-round pick yet thinning out their frontcourt. They need to replenish that veteran presence, and they should do it with one that could give their frontcourt a more versatile weapon.
That said, let’s dive into three quintessential fits alongside Chriss, who is shaping up to be a cornerstone for the Warriors’ future.