Though the Warriors haven’t decided who will nab their 15th and final roster spot, when they will fill it -- if at all -- the head coach is willing to offer his opinion.
Steve Kerr is lining up with a vocal segment of Warriors fans who would like another season of JaVale McGee.
“I’d like to see JaVale back, and we’ll see how that shakes out,” Kerr told NBCSportsBayArea.com over the weekend.
After the Warriors went through last summer with one open roster spot, McGee signed a non-guaranteed contract in September. The 7-foot center not only won the job in training camp but also became a solid contributor off the bench.
McGee played in 77 games (10 starts), averaging 6.1 points, on 65.2-percent shooting, and 3.2 rebounds. The 29-year-old averaged 9.6 minutes per game.
While that was enough to resuscitate McGee’s career, his attempt to capitalize on free agency has thus far come up empty. Though his representatives have met with several teams, McGee remains on the market.
“We’d love to have him back,” Kerr said. “If he doesn’t come back, then I think we would be patient and explore our options.
“But we feel great about what we have heading into the season.”
The Warriors have made it clear that if they decide to add a 15th player, it would be with a minimum-salary contract.