The Golden State Warriors are on pace to defend their NBA title. The reigning champions are considered as one of the best teams that the league has seen in the last decade. The Warriors have posted the new regular season win record smashing the Chicago Bulls’ record. In this offseason, the Warriors are going to bring in few changes in their roster have reportedly set their targets in free agency.
The Warriors could lose a couple of pieces who are key players in their roster. Golden State could have up to $17.3 million in cap space to work with this offseason. They have the options to rope in stars from the free agency markets annd the front-office has set few targets.
Al Jefferson’s deal with the Charlotte Hornets will end this season and he is going to hit the open market. The Hornets’ star averaged 12.0 points and 6.4 rebounds per game this season and Jefferson can provide additional inside offense for the Warriors.
Three-point shooting has been a unique strength of this Warriors’ side, banking on which they have blown away most of their opponents. If the team management decides to add another piece to boost it, New Orleans Pelicans’ Ryan Anderson could be the best option. He has a career 37.7 three-point percentage and would fit in as a sixth man and stretch four for the Warriors.
If Steve Kerr and company is looking to add firepower to their bench, roping in Jamal Crawford could kill two birds with a single stone. And losing Crawford will weaken the Clippers, which means it will enhance Warriors’ dominance in the Western Conference.
Kevin Durant has also been linked to the Warriors along with other teams like the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs. It seems impossible to afford the OKC All-star, but the Warriors can make a trade and sign type of deal if they decide to pursue Kevin Durant aggressively in free agency.
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