4 Players the Warriors Should Sign in Free Agency This NBA Offseason
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Despite the heartbreak of an NBA Finals loss, more questions are on the way for the Golden State Warriors. With the NBA offseason set to be a wild one, the Warriors could look like a much different team come next season.
Looking ahead to free agency, there's a question of which players the team should focus on either keeping or bringing in to help bolster its roster. With that in mind, here are four players the Warriors should sign this NBA offseason.
4. Trevor Ariza
With question marks surrounding Kevin Durant potentially leaving in free agency, Trevor Ariza would be quite the slasher to bring to the Bay Area. This past season, he averaged 12.5 points and 5.4 rebounds for the Wizards. You know he's got plenty of experience in the postseason, winning an NBA championship with the 2009 Los Angeles Lakers and more recently with the Houston Rockets against this Warriors dynasty. This may not be the blockbuster move fans would hope to see, but it could make a ton of sense for the Warriors.
3. Seth Curry
Could there be a family reunion next season? Wouldn't that be something? With Shaun Livingston's future with the Warriors up in the air, Golden State would need a capable sharpshooter to make plays behind Stephen Curry. And who better than his little brother, Seth Curry? The younger Curry shot 45 percent from three this past season, and owns a .439 career 3-point shooting percentage. He could become the true third Splash Brother if the Warriors ultimately sign him this offseason.
2. Kevin Durant
It goes without saying, but Durant's world was turned upside down when he ruptured his Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. He's still expected to hit free agency, with the New York Knicks among the teams favored to land him. But a return to the Warriors wouldn't be all that crazy. With Durant expected to miss all or most of the 2019-20 season, it could cause teams to shy away from giving him a monster contract, and that could re-open the door for Golden State. The Warriors could try to bring him back on a short-term deal, in hopes he returns late next season for another deep playoff run.
1. Klay Thompson
It goes without saying, but the Warriors need to bring back Klay Thompson, despite tearing his ACL in the NBA Finals' Game 6 loss to the Toronto Raptors. Klay's dad, Mychal Thompson, has already come out and said his son doesn't want to play anywhere else, so this seems like an open and shut case for Golden State. While Klay may not be back until next February or March, he's only 29 years old and has many years of elite-level basketball still ahead of him. Thompson should be the No. 1 priority for the Warriors in free agency this summer.
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