Filling Out the Warriors' 2017-18 Roster: 14 Potential Candidates

The Warriors floated into the offseason on a massive raft of success, with a championship parade and their summer priorities laid out in four levels.

The "A" Priorities were bringing back Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Andre Iguodala, all of whom would be unrestricted free agents.

Done, done and done.

The "B" Priorities were Shaun Livingston and David West, both of whom would be unrestricted free agents.

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Done and done.

The "C" Priorities were Zaza Pachulia, a shooter off the bench and another guard capable of playing at the point or off the ball.

Partially done. In the four days since the opening bell for free agency, the Warriors have gone 6-for-8.

Doesn't seem fair, eh?

With Omri Casspi agreeing Tuesday to come aboard on a one-year contract for the $2.1 million veteran's minimum, the Warriors now have their shooter off the bench. He eliminates any interest in Mike Dunleavy, someone the Warriors considered chasing last season.

The addition of Casspi brings the roster to 12. A natural small forward who happens to be 6-foot-9, he will provide some of what the Warriors got from Ian Clark (scoring) and some of what they got from Matt Barnes (the ability to defend wings).

You can never, according to Warriors coach Steve Kerr, have too many shooters.

Pachulia remains on the team's radar, and we surely know of the gifts of persuasion possessed by team president/general manager Bob Myers. That the Warriors need a starting center and Pachulia, 33, wants to return, perhaps for the veteran's minimum, indicates the chance of that happening is fairly good.

That would push the roster to 13: Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Jordan Bell, Damian Jones, Kevon Looney, Pat McCaw, Casspi, Curry, Durant, Iguodala, Livingston, Pachulia and West.

That would leave two roster vacancies, one of which could be filled with the taxpayer midlevel exception of $5.2 million and the other with a minimum deal.

Here is a look at 15 free agents still on the market and available to the Warriors, separated into three categories.


Vince Carter (SF): The chatter is there, with good reason. He's 40 but still productive in spurts. How thirsty is he for a ring?

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Dewayne Dedmon (C): A true 7-footer, a very good athlete and already has spent time within the organization.

JaVale McGee (C): Each side knows what it is getting. They're good for each other. Would he come back for the minimum?

Brian Roberts (PG): He'll turn 32 in December but is a solid backup point guard whose skill set is similar to that of Clark.

Nick Young (SG): The Casspi deal diminishes Young's value to the Warriors, but don't count him out. He can score in bunches.


Leandro Barbosa (SG): A Kerr favorite, a great locker room guy and doesn't moan about minutes. He's 34, but can deliver offense in spurts.

Isaiah Canaan (PG): A shooting guard in a 6-foot body. His skills also are similar to those of Clark, which is why he is worth considering.

Ronnie Price (PG): He does not dazzle. But at age 34, he's a streaky shooter but a decent third-string playmaker.

Tiago Splitter (C/PF): He's 32 and has made $50 million in his career. He has decent skills at both ends. Can he stay healthy?


Festus Ezeli (C): Was good for the locker room in Oakland and a defensive force. But his knees are bad enough to threaten his career.

Raymond Felton (PG): Still can be an effective player on offense, but he's 33 and brings enough baggage to fill six moving vans.

Rajon Rondo (PG): He won a ring at age 22 in Boston. He has made $85 million. He's high maintenance, though, and too ornery to adjust.

Larry Sanders (C): Uh, no. Among best defensive centers in the league when healthy, but repeated substance abuse issues render him unreliable.

Marreese Speights (C/PF): He's popular and would come back in a heartbeat. Little chance he gets a sniff, as the thought is that ship has sailed.

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