The Golden State Warriors could add a veteran center to pair with Kevon Looney and James Wiseman if they wanted to.
While there isn’t much known about the Dubs’ plans regarding adding more experienced talent, especially since they don’t know the plans of Andre Iguodala yet, the talent is on the board and likely will stay there.
The Golden State Warriors may look to add a veteran center if Andre Iguodala calls it a career, and the options, later in the offseason, are still plentiful.
The Warriors could use a third center, and there’s an easy reason to see why. Kevon Looney did manage time in all 82 games last season. That was a feat for the center who had combined to play in 81 the prior two seasons.
As for third-year center James Wiseman, he missed all of last year with a knee injury and had limited appearances as a rookie. Both may enter healthy, but it seems relatively unlikely that it’ll stay that way.
Golden State did bring in JaMychal Green to supplement the loss of Otto Porter Jr., but he’s certainly not supposed to be an answer for their frontcourt depth, moreso just a unique, change-of-style stretch four talent.
If they wanted to add another center, the talent is on the board.
LaMarcus Aldridge, who last played for the Nets, Dwight Howard, who last played for the Lakers, and DeMarcus Cousins, who played for the Nuggets, are all still free agents, and each could pose a solution to the problem.
They’re all different as well.
Aldridge has the lowest floor and is the best offensively while Howard is a more premier roll-man specialist which may be ideal for players like Stephen Curry and Jordan Poole. Cousins would be the best primary scoring option for the second unit and is able to fully change the pace of a game.
The Dubs should at least look into figuring out a course of action if Looney or Wiseman go down. If that’s just to go small for half the game then so be it, but it seems ideal that they add one of these three centers, each of which has over ten years of experience at the NBA level.