3. Tony Snell
Standing at 6’6″, Snell has been the prototypical 3-and-D wing across the course of his nine-year career. While he’s always been an efficient shooter, including a 50-40-90 season with the Atlanta Hawks in 2020-21, it’s always come on a low volume.
Snell’s best season came in 2016-17 when he averaged 8.5 points and 3.1 rebounds as a starter for the Milwaukee Bucks. He played for the Maine Celtics in the G League last season, averaging 10.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists on 43.2% from the field and 39.2% from three-point range.
The 31-year-old is a career 39.4% three-point shooter and has some size to battle against wings on the perimeter. Snell could theoretically work well playing alongside the likes of Stephen Curry and Chris Paul, though the Warriors probably have his potential role pigeon-holed for Moses Moody. He wouldn’t be an exciting signing by any means, but Snell would make more sense than the likes of Burke and Waiters, and is a few years younger than Bazemore.
2. Harry Giles III
Giles has two elements going for him that the other five don’t — he’s a center and is still eligible for a two-way contract. While the other five are all veterans in their thirties, Giles is 25-years-old and is yet to enter the prime of his career.
The 6’11” big man has played in 142 NBA games over his three seasons, averaging 5.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 12.9 minutes. His last stint came with the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2020-21 season, with further injuries having cruelled his G League chances more recently.
With the Warriors needing more center depth behind Kevon Looney and small-ball options in Draymond Green and Dario Saric, Giles is clearly the best positional fit of the six players in this group.
The unproven nature of Giles means it would be risky and probably unlikely to see him on the Warriors’ main roster. However, with a pair of two-way spots available, he does have an opportunity here to push his case for a more prolonged shot with the franchise.