No. 1 by a long shot is Aron Baynes.
A veteran like the others, Baynes has improved in just about every facet of his game as he’s aged. The 6-foot-10, 33-year-old is quite possible the perfect addition for the Warriors frontcourt. His dominance blossomed in Phoenix.
He averaged 11.5 points per game, almost double that of his previous career-high. What’s nice to see is that with the 22.5 minutes per game allotted to him, he played well. It wasn’t just an uptick in minutes that helped spur Baynes scoring.
He put up the most points per 36 minutes of his career as well. Shooting 48% from the field and 35% from downtown, Baynes’ career-high from downtown will help his market this offseason.
Whether that veteran’s minimum is in his future or not will depend on him, but if he wants to play in Golden State, there’s no denying there will be a spot for him.
The Warriors need talent and any of these five would be solid additions.