5 Newly-available trade targets Warriors should pursue after Dec. 15

The Warriors should look at these players when they become eligible to be traded on Dec. 15.

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4. Jock Landale

The Warriors do not have a backup center on their roster behind Kevon Looney. They have been going small with Draymond Green or Dario Saric playing the five. Golden State has had years of success downsizing their roster, but what if they face a team like the Timberwolves or Nuggets in the playoffs with a center who will not be played off the floor?

Landale signed a four-year $32 million contract with the Rockets in the offseason, but only this season is guaranteed. He has been in and out of the rotation so far. The 28-year-old has played more than nine minutes just five times and is a fringe option for head coach Ime Udoka.

Landale has a unique skill set for a 6’11 big man. He is unafraid to fire from long range, despite being a 28.4 percent 3-point shooter for his career. Fans should not expect more than 15 minutes per game, but he will rebound and take open jumpers. Can the Dubs offer a few tweaks to his shot to get more falling?

The Golden State Warriors want a backup big man, and Jock Landale is comfortable playing a spot role. They would have to find the matching salary, but he could be a strong fit in the Bay Area and play the best basketball of his career with the Dubs.