The Warriors traded Willie Cauley-Stein to the Dallas Mavericks last week.
As a result, Marquese Chriss -- currently on a two-way contract -- is Golden State's starting center.
Coach Steve Kerr is hopeful that Kevon Looney -- who has appeared in only 10 games this season -- will return to action at some point on the current road trip.
After shootaround in Boston on Thursday, Kerr was asked about Looney and Chriss comprising the Warriors' center position moving forward.
"I think even if we have both next year, we'd probably be looking to sign another center this summer," he told reporters. "But I like the different look. If you consider Omari (Spellman) a five -- which I think he can be -- we got a pick-and-pop guy with Omari, a lob threat with Marquese and a switch defender (and) really good rebounder in Loon.
"They're all different from one another and I like that kind of variety at that spot for sure."
The reality is that we have no clue what the roster is going to look like next season, or what the Warriors' needs might be when free agency opens. But it's safe to assume that when Kerr says the team "probably" will look to add a center in July, he actually means "almost certainly."
When we take inventory -- Looney's health issues remain a concern, Chriss isn't under contract beyond this season, it doesn't sound like Kerr is sold on Spellman spending most of his time at center, Alen Smailagic is still raw -- you realize the need for another big man.
Whether that player is added via trade, free agency or the draft remains to be seen.