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:
Guess who’s coming to practice?
The wait is about over for Klay Thompson. The Warriors first round pick, No. 11 overall, is expected to sign this morning and be allowed to practice today.
Per the new rookie scale, Thompson will get a four-year deal worth $10.4 million. The Warriors hold an option the last two seasons. Thompson will make just under $2.2 million this season.
After throwing double figures at Tyson Chandler and DeAndre Jordan, the Warriors have settled on Kwame Brown.
The journeyman center who has established himself as a quality back-up in recent years, signed a one-year deal for $7 million, a team source confirmed. He will arrive in Oakland tonight. Yahoo! Sports first reported the deal.
Brown will be paired with center Andris Biedrins, bringing physicality and rebounding to the front line. At 28, the former No. 1 overall pick is a solid one-on-one defender. He averaged 7.9 points and 6.8 rebounds in 26 minutes with the Bobcats, for whom he started 50 games last season.
Warriors beat writer Marcus Thompson II will field your questions about signing DeAndre Jordan to an offer and other Golden State roster possibilities during a live chat at 7 p.m. Monday night.
Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan received and signed the Warriors offer sheet, which totaled four years for $42.7 million.
Now the Warriors wait. The Clippers have three days to match.
JERRY WEST: “He’s a young, active player, just probably coming into his own. Those are the kind of players people are willing to take chances on, in terms of paying a lot of money for. At the end of the day, you have to find out what’s in store for anyone. I’m just really not sure about him.”
“I think by Wednesday, we’ll know where things are. Then you go to Plan B.”
The Warriors had to amnesty Charlie Bell to make cap space. Scuttle from Los Angeles is that the Clippers will match. One source said the Clippers are prepared to pay $10 million per year.