The Golden State Warriors, potentially in the 2020 NBA Draft, need to work on adding frontcourt depth, something that could haunt them next season.
There’s no denying the 2019-2020 season was a failure for the Golden State Warriors. They were always bound to struggle though.
Once Klay Thompson tore his ACL and even before that when Kevin Durant ruptured his Achilles, the team was going to struggle. Then, Durant left and the team opened up the season with Stephen Curry leading the show with no Thompson.
Four games in, Curry broke his left hand. It seemed like it was one thing after another as Draymond Green and D’Angelo Russell both missed some time. However, the Warriors are healthy and loaded again as they dealt Russell for small forward Andrew Wiggins.
Their 1-4 are in check. Their backup positions for many of those are even in place as well. What we don’t know if who will come in at the center and perform well.
The five is looking to me Marquese Chriss‘ position to lose. The undersize Kevon Looney could be an option as well. Looney, who is one of the few players not on a minimum-value deal, was out most of this season as well.
More of a traditional power forward, the Warriors have Chriss. According to ESPN, he’s the only center on their roster. Potentially prioritizing backup point guard, the Warriors will need frontcourt help as well.
The options will undoubtedly be there for Golden State.
The biggest and best name the team could go out and get for a reasonable price is Marc Gasol. A former Defensive Player of the Year, Gasol and then Aron Baynes are the two players that should be heavily targeted by Golden State this offseason.
With Chriss still developing and James Wiseman a potential draftee, the Warriors may have the future of the five in their sights, but Gasol or Baynes could be the player to take them to the next level now.
They’ll need that just as badly as they’ll need a player to thrive behind Curry.