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Warriors Still On Hunt for A PF, Waiting on Carl Landry Decision

According to league sources, the Warriors’ reported interest in free agent SF Josh Howard is, at the very least, minimal.

Golden State’s focus is still on landing a back-up power forward, with Carl Landry atop the wishlist. The Warriors are still waiting for Landry to decide. Golden State has a limit on a price it can offer (because the Warriors don’t want to go into luxury tax territory). So the question is whether Landry takes more money elsewhere or accepts what the Warriors have. Warriors management is basically in wait-and-see mode.

But don’t expect them to make any moves until Landry decides, certainly not for a small forward. After drafting Harrison Barnes, and with the expected re-signing of Brandon Rush, the Warriors aren’t in the market for a small forward unless he can play power forward (someone like Andrei Kirilenko or Dominic McGuire). At 6-foot-7, 210 pounds, Howard is too small for such a role with the Warriors.

To be sure, some in the front office do like Josh Howard’s game. But something would have to go wrong in the Brandon Rush saga for the Warriors to have serious interest in a small forward.

Marcus Thompson

  • http://placethoughtstory.com Neil

    When it comes to talent, size, defensive/rebounding ability and upside, I have to disagree that Landry is the best PF available. How come no one is talking about Andray Blatche, who the Wizards amnestied and should be available for a bargain? He’s only 26 and a year removed from averaging 17 and 8. Yeah he likes strip bars and can’t stay in shape, but we only need 20 minutes per game from him.

  • Harvey Dent

    If Landry doesn’t sign with the Warriors, just move on and re-sign McGuire.

  • OakMo

    I agree with Harvey Dent above; McGuire would be the guy I sign if the Landry deal falls through.

  • KC

    There are some reports coming from Matt Steinmetz that the dubs are close to acquiring Carl Landry, and resigning Brandon Rush. Any ideas as to what the contract is, and god forbid that they exceed the cap?

  • thewarriorsrule

    no to josh howard

    1. get landry/martin
    2. resign rush
    3. resign mcguire

    not that hard…

  • KC

    Looks like with Landry/Rush coming back, not too hopeful that they’ll be able to get McGuire back as well.