The Golden State Warriors will likely use their mid-level exception this offseason to enhance their roster, and center Marc Gasol should be who they offer it to.
Just about a year ago, the Golden State Warriors were lacing up their sneaks and preparing to take on the Kawhi Leonard-led Toronto Raptors.
While Leonard was the undisputed leader of the team and many wouldn’t consider any other player on the Raptors to be a superstar, the team was filled with high-quality role veterans that all played their specific team-orientated role.
Marc Gasol, the 35-year-old center, was the defensive captain and the rim protector. He provided a few very important traits to the team as they looked to take down the two-time defending champs.
The most notable trait that he brought was his ability to successfully defend the perimeter. Gasol can still do that today as he’s continued his play with Toronto.
Hitting the market this offseason, Gasol may be looking to chase one more ring. If that’s the goal for the veteran, Golden State, a place that could offer him an ideal chance at making the Finals again, could be where he wants to play.
Given their cap restricts, it could work that he signs for the mid-level exception. That said, let’s break down three reasons why that’d be a good use of the exception for the Warriors.