The Golden State Warriors’ Big 3 are now their veteran leaders, and this offseason should be about finding the core of their future.
Over the last few seasons, the Golden State Warriors have looked to bring in talented veterans to fill their roster. Players like DeMarcus Cousins, Alec Burks, Glenn Robinson III, and others were the preferred free agents.
At the time, it was the right move.
However, this offseason, one that’s somewhat already kicked off for Golden State, should be about finding the future of their franchise. It may not be a single player, but a group of players capable of extending the team’s long-term outlook.
The team has a plethora of young talent already on the roster, so it may just be a matter of building around it. Behind Eric Paschall and Jordan Poole, the Warriors will maintain all three of their 2019 picks on their 2020-2021 15-man roster.
They’ll also have Marquesse Chriss and Ky Bowman, two more players under 25. Then, they’ll have multiple picks in the 2020 NBA Draft. On top of the picks and the current youth, the Warriors will have multiple ways to add young talent.
They could bring in Montrezl Harrell, Derrick Jones Jr., or Pat Connaughton on either the Andre Iguodala-created trade exception or the mid-level exception. Both would likely fall under the respective exception.
This offseason will really showcase the Warriors mindset heading into the new season. There are players that they could target that would certainly display their desire to continue to go all in towards a title. That would be a Marc Gasol-like player.
How the Warriors opt to improve their roster will be pivotal, especially if they opt to trade their 2020 first-round pick, which they’re reportedly considering.
Either way, this team has a dynasty to maintain, and it’ll be up to Bob Myers and the front office on how to continue their high levels of success.