Here’s a name to put on the list of Warriors’ big man options: Jordan Hill.
According to league sources, the Warriors are intrigued by the prospects of signing Hill. The 6-foot-10, 235-pound PF/C is an unrestricted free agent who emerged as a quality back-up big man for the Lakers.
He’s an athletic big man with enough size and skill to play behind projected starters Andrew Bogut and David Lee. That’s important for the salary cap-strapped Warriors, who have only the mid-level exception to offer.
Hill had been a relative bust since being drafted by New York with the No. 8 overall picks. But Hill re-announced himself as a promising young big man after being traded to the Lakers. He was a presence in the postseason, averaging 4.8 points an 6.3 rebounds in 18.1 minutes off the bench.
Both Hill and the Lakers are reportedly interested in Hill re-signing. So the Warriors landing him would serve as an added bonus of stealing from a division rival.
Golden State is also expected to kick the tires on guards Andre Miller and Brandon Roy. The Warriors are in the market for frontline help, back-up guards and a ideally a veteran scorer.
Warriors GM Bob Myers and company will also be perusing the trade market for difference-makers.