Potential Golden State Warriors free agent center: Enes Freedom
Formerly Enes Kanter, Enes Freedom was traded from the Celtics to the Rockets prior to the trade deadline, a trade that also included Dennis Schroder and former Celtic Daniel Theis. The Rockets waived Freedom, and he’s yet to find another NBA home.
The outspoke big man didn’t have a great season with Boston, playing in 35 games and scoring just 3.7 points per game.
At his peak, Freedom averaged 14.1 points and 11 rebounds per game. He’s not an ideal rim protector, but he is a tremendous rebounder. Freedom is averaging 55% from the field on his career, so he’s also relatively efficient.
Freedom is averaging 3.0 offensive rebounds per game on his career as well, so there’s a decent amount to like about what he can do. But, at the same time, he’s similar to Looney and wouldn’t give Golden State too much more flexibility or rim protection.
With that in mind, the Warriors might have to get to a point of desperation, but all three of Freedom, Leonard and Gasol make sense if they’re willing to take the risk.