Warriors free-agent targets: These nine forwards could fit Dubs
Too Expensive: Danilo Gallinari, Davis Bertans, Marcus Morris
These three players would be absolutely perfect for the Warriors. No sense in thinking much about it though, because they will make more money next season than the Dubs can afford to pay. Unless they are willing to take a major paycu--- I'll just stop there.
Would have to get lucky: Paul Millsap
The only reason I did not include Millsap in the "Too Expensive" section is because he already has made a lot of money in his career, and could possibly be interested in chasing a title with the Warriors on the midlevel exception now that his career is slowly winding down.
He is 35 years old, so he has lost some of his athleticism, but with age he has become a knock down shooter from deep. After improving his 3 point shot to nearly 37 percent last season, Millsap skyrocketed to an excellent 44 percent this season. Now just imagine him with the spacing of Curry and Klay.
One other benefit of having Millsap would be his ability to take Paschall under his wing (no pun intended), as their body types and playing style mirror each other.
Former Warriors on the minimum: Glenn Robinson III, Justin Holiday, Kent Bazemore
This is not the first time I have mentioned these three as definite candidates to return to the Warriors. All three bring their own style and strengths, as well as seasoned experience. Bazemore's shooting has been a concern over the last few years, making him less of a threat as the past (which is probably the reason the Warriors can possibly even afford him this offseason). Holiday is a consistent 3 point threat that can help stretch the floor for his former teammates.
GR3 has the best chance of returning, however. Both he and the Warriors loved his time with the team, and his production and professionalism was a welcome sight on a poor team. The one question mark for him is if he can produce at the same level he did this season for the Warriors, but in a more limited role. Robinson, like many players, seems a lot more comfortable when he knows he will have consistent minutes and opportunities. If he can adapt to a more refined role, then he would be a perfect depth piece.
Dipping into the Mid-level: Maurice Harkless, Jae Crowder
With the Warriors limited money to play with, it is impossible to find the perfect player to fill the void of their ideal backup wing ala Andre Iguodala, but players like Harkless and Crowder both can bring some intangibles that can check off some of the boxes.
Both players have been inconsistent outside shooters in their careers, having very efficient seasons but also some underperforming ones as well. Harkless has more length and athleticism than Crowder, but Crowder has more strength and grit. Both have been playoff-tested and know the feeling of playing in tough environments in pressure situations.
Should the Warriors come to the right agreement on money with either (or both) of them, they would be instant upgrades to the roster, imperfect or not.
The unspectacular vets: Wilson Chandler, Markieff Morris, Marvin Williams
None of these players would come to the Warriors with much fanfare, but each of them could play the role of a larger wing that can guard the three or four spot.
They all have some veteran toughness to their games and can bring experience to the court for a probably young Warriors squad next season. It is unlikely the Dubs would be interested in paying any of these three more than the vet minimum, but when it comes to depth, any one of them could be useful pieces in limited minutes during a long playoff run.