It’s been a great first half of the season for the Golden State Warriors.
They currently have the second-best record in the NBA, a position not many expected them to be in, especially having yet to have second-year center James Wiseman take the court. Draymond Green has missed several weeks, and Klay Thompson didn’t return till 2022.
The Warriors may venture to add some talent as the buyout market starts to heat up and not everyone within the franchise may be positively impacted.
Nonetheless, this team has figured it out, and they’re thriving. While they’re among the best in the league, there is still some room for improvement.
Most look to the center position for a place they could impact, and a name to keep an eye on is Robin Lopez. After the Warriors were dwarfed by the Jazz, the need for more size was clear. At the same time, the need for a backup point guard is also one that has existed for most of the season.
The Warriors use a combination of Damion Lee, Jordan Poole, and Gary Payton II to supplement the lack of a competent backup behind Stephen Curry. Goran Dragic is a player to keep an eye on there.
That said, if the Warriors do indeed add a player prior to the deadline, some may find their role lessen. Let’s dive into who might not want the Warriors to sign veterans once the buyout market heats up.