The Golden State Warriors are still a hotspot for free agents despite being the Western Conference’s worst team during the 2019-2020 season.
There’s no denying this has been a tough season for the Golden State Warriors. They’re just 15-50, and their season was cut short when the league approved a restart of a mere 22 teams, cutting out the team’s last 17 games.
Just because they took a gap year, the Warriors are still a hotspot for veterans. Why is that so? Well, the answer is easy. The infrastructure of the season is still there for long-term and short-term success.
Many understand this team was held down by injuries. Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry combined for just five games. Healthy and primed for a high-caliber season next year, apparently, veteran free agents are wanting to hop on the Warriors’ train.
Shams Charania of The Athletic (subscription required) noted that some veteran free agents are already eyeing Golden State as a potential home. Who those free agents are was not disclosed, but there are only so many options that would make sense for the Warriors to bring in.
The Warriors don’t have to limit themselves. With a huge $17.2 million trade exception and their mid-level exception both at their disposal, this team could bring in some serious talent this offseason.
That said, let’s dive into three veterans that could make this team drastically better.