Warriors free-agent targets: Which NBA veterans could eye Bay?
Marc Gasol, C
Gasol got the championship monkey off his back last season when the Raptors knocked off the Warriors.
At age 35, Gasol now will focus on trying to add a few more rings to the collection before hanging it up. What better team to do that with than a motivated Warriors team coming off a pause year?
Gasol would add more championship experience to the Warriors' roster and would fit nicely into a center rotation with the relatively unproven Marquese Chriss and injured Kevon Looney. He's good defensive big who can stretch the floor out the 3-point line.
Gasol likely will be in high demand this offseason, but it's easy to see him prioritizing winning over money.
Evan Turner, G/F
The Warriors' wing rotation needs a boost and Turner would be a solid third guard on a title-contending team.
The 31-year-old can handle the ball and allow both Steph Curry and Klay Thompson to operate off it when he's in the game. He's a decent defender and a good veteran to add to the locker room.
However, Turner's lack of 3-point shooting prowess could lead the Warriors to look for a more traditional wing on the free-agent market.
Glenn Robinson III, G/F
This one feels like it's all but a given.
Robinson loved his brief time with the Warriors this season, proving to be a quality two-way wing who can defend multiple positions and shoot the 3-point shot (38.7 percent) at a decent clip.
The Warriors were upset to see Robinson go when they traded him to Philadelphia so it won't be a surprise if he returns to the Bay next year.
Serge Ibaka, F
Ibaka is sure to be highly sought after on the open market and at age 30 he might try and get one more hefty paycheck while he still can.
The talented forward also already has expressed his desire to re-sign with the Toronto Raptors. But there's no doubt his talent would fit well on the Warriors.
Ibaka was averaging a career-high 16 points and 8.3 rebounds per game when the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. His ability to stretch the floor and impact the game on the defensive side should make him an appealing target for the Warriors.
Kent Bazemore, G/F
Bazemore began his career with the Warriors and a return could be ideal for both sides.
The 30-year-old is the ideal type of the wings the Warriors will covet this offseason, with his versatility and ability to shoot the ball from the outside (35 percent from 3-point range for his career).
As the Warriors look for wings to back up Thompson and Andrew Wiggins, Bazemore could provide some much-needed bench production.
Paul Millsap, F
At age 35, Millsap isn't what he once was. But the veteran big man still can give the Warriors a scoring boost off the bench and has played in 101 career playoff games so he won't be a liability in the big moments.
Before the season was suspended, Millsap was averaging 12 points per game while shooting 48.6 percent from the field and 44 percent from the 3-point line for the Denver Nuggets.
The Warriors would be an attractive destination for the title-less veteran, and his skill set would fit perfectly in Steve Kerr's system.
Wilson Chandler, F
Chandler has seen his numbers drop off in recent years, but he could fill a role for the Warriors as they look to march back to the top of the league.
At his peak, Chandler is a two-way wing who can knock down open 3-pointers and provide adequate defense on opposing guards and forwards. At 33, Chandler is entering the twilight of his career and has yet to win a championship.
It's easy to see Chandler targeting the Warriors as an option come the offseason. He likely won't command a high price tag and could fill a role for a team that is title ready.