By Marcus Thompson
Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 at 12:10 pm in Uncategorized.
The Warriors, according to a couple team sources, are in the market for one more player. Their last two needs are a wing player and a third point guard (who could end up the back-up depending on Charles Jenkins). But one source said they will likely go after a small forward with the $3 million they have left in cap space.
A few of the guys they like out there are either out of their price range (Andre Kirilenko) or not interested showing much interest in coming to Golden State (Josh Howard). That leaves the Warriors rummaging through the leftovers. Here are some names I’m hearing:
* Reggie Williams – They know him and like him. But whether he returns depends on him. All things being equal, a source close to Williams said he would like to return to Warriors and play with his buddy Steph Curry. But if a team offers more money, or has more minutes available, Reggie may opt elsewhere. He is no longer restricted, so the Warriors don’t have the right to match. Williams is instant offense. But so is Klay Thompson, so the Warriors’ expect.
* Shawne Williams – Offensively challenged, but long and athletic. Also experienced. Would be good to put on a perimeter guy who has it going or for the tougher wing match-ups.
* Jamario Moon – Another long, athletic wing. Would fit in Warriors open court game. Rebounded better when he had more minutes, but lately not so much. Limited on offense.
* Al Thornton – He was OK with the Warriors last year. Gunner who traditionally doesn’t play much D. Will be cheap and has good size.