A series by Perks from @GSWReddit
Giddey with 14-4-3
Really want him at 7
Game is moving to the fourth quarter but Giddey is playing tonight against Nigeria.
Kawhi just had a partially torn ACL repair. No timetable given but you’d think he misses a lot of the season at a minimum.
KLove looking good in garbage time, setting up the kids for bucket after bucket in a Draymond-esque point center role.
A penny for Kerr’s thoughts…
OT: Draymond looked fantastic that half.
Here's the prospect group working out for the Warriors tomorrow: Cameron Thomas, Tre Mann, Isaiah Todd, Quentin Grimes, Nah’Shon Hyland, LJ Figueroa.
What is your ideal offseason? Including FA signings/draftees/cuts/trades.
After doing some exhaustive research, I’ve discovered something really important:
At 9 letters, “Suns-Bucks” ties the record of fewest in an NBA Finals with:
1993 Suns - Bulls
1997 Jazz - Bulls
1998 Jazz - Bulls
2003 Spurs - Nets
2013 Spurs - Heat
2014 Spurs -Heat
Important: Shortened names like “Cavs” and “Dubs” don’t count.
My own take is this. There are a half dozen lottery level draft picks who are ball handlers this year and a slew (I did not do a headcount) of ball handling point guards who are free agents in the back up category. I think that most of them want the mid level and many will end up settling for the vet minimum. None want to be the last man standing, waiting for a mid season injury to a starting to find themselves a back up job. The warriors are a contender, and backing up Curry for 18 min. per game is not a bad gig. I think some solid vet will blink and sign for minimum with Warriors rather than risk being the odd man out in the ball handling pool of talent or be forced to sign for the minimum on a crappy tanking team or the 3rd man on the depth chart behind a rookie draft pick.
I do think ball handling PG is an important need for Warriors this next season. They need to be able to rest Curry and Green now and then and to minimize their min. in the 4th quarter when we are ahead without a massive drop off in the standings.
Somehow it seems everyone has forgotten about Avery Bradley. I think he will be available and could agree to a minimum deal to be on a winning team. He should be our target and if that fails, perhaps Ryan Arcidiacono would work out. He's not the veteran presence of Bradley, but he was very effective in college and has a few years under his belt. Maybe.
Will someone explain to me why Austin Rivers on a vet minimum contract is such a bad decision?
I know he rejected the Warriors and went with Huston a few years ago. I think he looked good with lots of min. in the playoffs and late in the season for Denver.
What is the big burn on him
Also I haven't been very active here lately but is there a thread somewhere discussing these Dame to the bay rumors?
Real question: are there any non-guard ball handlers out there that would change our needs on this list? Someone iguodala-esque that can run point with the 2nd unit from the 3/4? I feel like if that option exists then we can spend MLE on a vet big and not worry as much about this list, thoughts?
I just don't understand how many Warriors fans I see wanting to use the MLE on Mills? It seems like a huge waste of a very important resource imo, he's too small to play with Curry or Poole (let alone both at the same time). He would not be spot starting when Klay is out, which is probably a requirement for any guard/wing they'd sign with the TPMLE. He would not be in the closing lineup. Don't get me wrong, for a minimum I'd be down. But Mills wouldn't.
Alec Burks for the TPMLE would be ideal, but probably too expensive. I doubt Satoransky hits the free agency market but he'd also be ideal. Both of those guys have size that allows positional versatility and can handle the ball in the bench unit. More realistically, Garrett Temple on a minimum would be perfect, and use the TPMLE on a wing or big (ideally a playmaking wing).
Although damn, you think Temple is getting MLE money? I hadn't considered that lol, don't think I'd want the Warriors to give out
Great article, but yikes, roooooough list. Patty Mills may well be the best realistic option. But he's a very small, old (33) guard. He can't really play with Steph, so you're limiting lineup versatility and he'd be a target on D in the playoffs. If he keeps playing at his current level he's a very nice regular season fit that really boosts the bench lineup. If he falls off, he's a liability. It's just a lot of question marks around your best bullet, the MLE.
If Satoransky shook loose he's very much a Warriors style player. Would be an excellent fit as a big backup PG with good passing instincts, and versatility on D. But it's doubtful.
Tyler Johnson would be an interesting buy low. If Burks isn't truly priced out, he'd be a great guy to bring back.
Every word of the article screams Draft Davion Mitchell. I can't wait for the other two parts to see if that still makes sense.