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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3. JaVale McGee

McGee won two championships and resurrected his career with the Warriors. He had played just 62 total games in the previous three seasons and was waived by two different teams before coming to the Bay Area in 2016. McGee proved he could play a role on a contender and won three rings in the next four years, including one with the Lakers inside the bubble.

The Mavericks signed McGee to a three-year deal in the 2022 offseason to be their starting center, but the experiment lasted just six games. He was quickly axed from the rotation and waived after the season.

He inked a one-year veteran minimum deal with the Kings in the offseason and has played well in limited minutes. McGee has produced 0.127 win shares per 48 minutes with 0.100 being league average. Dubs fans know he can rebound, protect the rim, and finish lobs. McGee is best suited for a smaller role, especially at 35 years old, which fits perfectly in Golden State.

Will the Kings trade McGee before the deadline? They are rumored to be looking for upgrades, and the veteran big man could be part of the package shipped out. If he is, it could open the door for the Warriors to swoop in and land him via the buyout market.