Grading the Golden State Warriors' offseason moves after 20 games

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Free Agency

Golden State went into free agency with two clear goals -- retain franchise legend Draymond Green and make a couple of savvy signings with the little financial capacity in which they had to do so.

Draymond Green

The franchise quickly re-signed Green to a four-year, $100 million contract, one that felt about right for both player and organization. An early ankle issue kept the veteran forward out of training camp, preseason games, and the opening two regular season games.

Green was solid upon his return until, in a way only he can, a headlock on Minnesota Timberwolves' big man Rudy Gobert yielded a five-game suspension. It came at the worst possible time for the Warriors who had just begun their freefall following a positive start to the season.

The former Defensive Player of the Year continues to play well when on the floor, and still probably sits behind Curry as the second-most valuable player on the team. He's shooting the ball at a career-high level this season, with his 47.2% three-point shooting a bonus element few thought coming.

Green has probably outplayed the expectations of the franchise when they re-signed him in free agency, but his propensity to cause drama and make boneheaded plays means there's still risks associated.

Grade: C

Dario Saric

Dario Saric was linked to Golden State early in free agency, with the franchise eventually getting their man about a week in when the Croatian signed a one-year, $2.7 million veteran minimum contract.

The 29-year-old has emerged as one of the most valuable free agent pickups across the league, playing a pivotal role in averaging 10.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists in nearly 22 minutes per game.

As many expected heading into the season, Saric's offensive skillset is a perfect fit within the Golden State system. The franchise couldn't have done any better with the minimum contract at their disposal, and there's already a widely-held acknowledgement that Saric will be garnering a far bigger deal next offseason.

Grade: A+

Cory Joseph

Corey Joseph has been fine for the Warriors, offering a solid third-string point-guard option who's stepped in during recent injuries to Curry and Paul. His play has probably reflected the fact that he wasn't necessarily Golden State's first priority, with the franchise linked to Eric Gordon before he signed with the Phoenix Suns.

The 32-year-old has little scope of being in the rotation when the Warriors are fully healthy, so from that standpoint you could argue Dunleavy could have done more with that contract/roster spot. Far from a disaster though.

Grade: C-