Plenty of movement on day one, Golden State waits to make their moves
What's up with LGW? You guys did a great job keeping news/opinions/stuff going during the long, long, offseason. Since the draft, Klay's injury, free agency......not much. I have been hoping for a little more aggressive and updating writing on the website......
What about making a run at Tucker and signing Gasol and Giles? Then the Warriors would match up really well with the Pistons and Tucker could provide valuable minutes in the closing lineup and at the 3, which might actually be his true non-Rockets position. Might have to move a roster spot or two but Mulder & JTA don’t make much.
Hi Apricot - Did substack fix/add some of the enhancements discussed last year - feels like forever ago:
- Comment edit option
- Tweet, pic and video embedded in comments
Also I forgot steps to format message thread. It might be good idea to repost that information.
Woj reporting the Warriors have interest in Marc Gasol. It makes too much sense, and if Klay was healthy I'm confident it would have already been a done deal. As it stands, who knows if they have enough money for him. On the plus side, the Lakers, Clippers, and Celtics all used their MLEs, so the Warriors might be able to offer him the most money. Could be wrong, I don't know anyone else's cap situation, just Golden State's.
I had never heard of Wanamaker before the playoffs, but he’s pretty ok! He’s built kinda like Baron Davis, with big shoulders and big, long arms and play physical defense. He shot 44% from 3 in the playoffs!
Poole's debut last season was a memorable one. I've never seen a worse performance that I can remember. However, the guy's history is somewhat better than his showing. He likes to shoot but that means he has to have the ball in his hands to do that. Giving him the ball is going to be the key for the bench. Wanamaker, Poole/Lee, Toscano/Wiggins/Oubre, Paschall, Looney/Wiseman. Who would you want shooting the ball for the bench? There's a lot of better choices than Poole so where does he fit in to this team? You want Lee because of his hustle and streakiness. You want Wiggins/Oubre because of their skill. You want Paschall, and Looney/Wiseman because of their ability to play around the basket. They shouldn't suck but I'm not expecting glory.
It's cool. I would have preferred Fred Van Vleet to spot Curry some rest but with names like Quinn Cook being bandied about, I'll take unspectacular but consistent production from Wannamaker.
Bring back GR3 with the remaining MLE, stretch Smailigic and call it a day. That is a decent bench when you are talking about Wannamaker, GR3, Looney, Chriss (assuming Wiseman gets the starting slot), Sydell Lee, Mulder, JTA, Paschall, Poole, Mannion.
Is Batum a viable player?
Scrolling down on a tweet in the previous thread and ran across this, which is pretty interesting and very good news for the FO.
Just a note on GSW and Klay Thompson
Golden State will likely get back $8.5M (and possibly more) from their Temporary Total Disability Policy (TTD) with Klay.
They will receive $275K for every game he misses after 41.
Bobby Marks ('THE' Capologist) on Wanamaker on twitter. Not sure how to embed tweets
Golden State will have different options when it comes to the $2.25M Brad Wanamaker contract.
1. Use part of the $5.7M tax ML
2. Use the $9.3M Disabled Player Exception (once granted)
GSW would not have access to the remaining $7M of the DPE if Wanamaker is signed with it.
We got Wanamaker! Now we have a backup PG!
Thanks 3D. Too bad about Avery B going to MyYAMee. But maybe "good things come to those who wait?" I'm still in denial about Klay. (But then I think if anyone can come back, stronger, from an Achilles tear it's Klay. Right? RIGHT?!) GDI, my gut told me that damn Chase Center was gonna be bad juju. As in always chasing, never catching. Oh well, onward. I'll give Bob some f*ckin' credit and see what's next. DUBS4LIFE
Man I can't help but think that if the Hornets organization was real imaginative, they would have drafted Okongwu BUT even if they were slightly threading above water in the creativity dept, they could have swapped with Minny to pickup Wiseman and given us Edwards.
I'd feel alot more confident right about now IF we could have drafted Edwards and used his combo skills to backup Curry or play alongside Curry at the close of first and third quarters. Pick up a Center on free agency or waiver wire and maybe save that DPE for trade deadline. I'm ok with our chances right now BUT would have felt way more confident if such scenario would have played out BUT hey enjoy Melo and that albatross of a Hayward contract.
Waive and stretch smiley's contract over 5yrs. Honestly smiley isnt an nba talent and we need the roster spot... warriors need baynes and sign GR3, rivers or house..
Looney cant guard any true centre, cant protect the rim. He is only complementary on a good team. Right now we need players that can really play and not players like looney who only depend on steph for survival. Move looney now and get baynes..
Look nobody wants to come to the warriors and there is no money. The truth is. Klay killed the dynasty. His bad contract caused by the injuries finally killed the dynasty. No wiggle room for them. Nobody wants wiggins. The best thing now is to move looney, cut smailagic, sign baynes as a stretch 5 to help with spacing for steph. Sign GR3 as a back up SG/SF and then look to retain mulder and ryan taylor.. thats just what we can do..