The OKC Thunder are primed to be dark horse contenders in the Orlando restart. The Warriors could look to add a few of their underrated players this offseason.
The Golden State Warriors had a discouraging season. They won just 15 games and lost 50.
Losing out on their last 17 due to the mid-March suspension of the league, the Warriors will be tied for the top odds at the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. That and a few other developments gave some silver linings to an otherwise forgettable season.
It’s now about the future.
The Warriors have a $17.2 million trade exception that was created when Andre Iguodala was traded, but to bring in a free agent they’d have to do it through a sign-and-trade. They’ll also have a mid-level exception.
On top of that, they’ll consider trading that aforementioned pick, one that is guaranteed to be in the top five.
There are a few positional needs that Golden State will crave more than others.
They want a backup point guard. They clearly will also need some frontcourt shooting and/or an elite rim protector. On top of those two, they could also use a player that will create a formidable small-ball lineup.
That said, let’s dive into three Thunder players that the Warriors should keep an eye on during the Orlando restart.