As free agency begins, 10 names for Warriors to consider


As free agency begins, 10 names for Warriors to consider

Free agency gotunderway late Saturday night, with teams beginning to make their first contactwith players. Most of the big-name free agents are either restricted meaningtheir original team has a chance to match any offer or their already startingto head to certain places.Kevin Garnett isgoing back to Boston, Deron Williams has indicated hes re-signing in NewJersey and nobody expects San Antonios Tim Duncan to go anywhere.The Warriors areover the salary cap and only have their mid-level exception worth 5 million to spend. They can spend it all on one player or break it up to sign morethan one.In other words, theWarriors have to go looking for value in the free-agent market. Here is a listof 10 free agents the Warriors will likely reach out to:BrandonBass: Bostons undersized power forward exercised his player optionto become a free agent. Warriors general manager Bob Myers talked after draftnight of the Warriors needing athleticism. Bass would provide that up front.RELATED: Bass 2012 game logs
ReggieEvans: The other thing Myers and minority owner Jerry West thinksthe Warriors need is toughness. Thats what Evans is.RELATED: Evans 2012 game logs

RaymondFelton: He wasnt in great shape in Portland, and his play showed it.Hes not the bigger-sized guard the Warriors covet, but if Felton is coming offyour bench, thats not bad.

RELATED: Felton 2012 game logs
JordanHill: The Warriors had a chance to draft Hill back in 2009, but tookStephen Curry. Turned out to be a good decision. Now it makes some sense toacquire Hill as a nice backup role player.RELATED: Hill 2012 game logs

KirkHinrich: Hinrich did not have a good season in 2011-12 with theHawks, and hes been banged up in recent years. But if hes healthy, he wouldhelp the Warriors, particularly on the defensive end. Thats where heexcels.

RELATED: Hinrich 2012 game logs
KrisHumphries: Humphries probably priced himself out of the Warriorsmarket with his play last season, but if a player like him slips through thecracks, maybe the Warriors could conjure up an offer. Hed give the Warriors ashot of frontcourt athleticism.

RELATED: Humphries 2012 game logs

Carl Landry:Not long ago, Landry was upward trending. But his career has stalleda little bit, and that could give the Warriors a chance. Hes a player whomight be gettable with the mid-level.

RELATED: Landry 2012 game logs

KenyonMartin: Martins skills have diminished but his know-how remains.And hes still fiercely competitive and more than willing to bephysical.RELATED: Martin 2012 game logs

AndreMiller: The mid-level likely wont be enough to acquire a player ofMillers caliber. But if the Warriors want Miller badly enough and he wantsto come a sign-and-trade wouldnt be out of the question.

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SheldenWilliams: Hes not a sexy name, to be sure, and his career has been adisappointment as a pro. But if the Warriors are looking for a dirty-workplayer, Williams is that. On top of it, he shouldnt cost that much.RELATED: Williams 2012 game logs

Report: Hawks release former Warriors point guard

Report: Hawks release former Warriors point guard

Jarrett Jack is reportedly looking for a new team.

The Hawks waived the veteran point guard on Thursday, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Jack signed with Atlanta in July after he was released by the Nets in late June.

The soon-to-be 33-year old appeared in 79 games for the Warriors during the 2012-13 season, averaging 12.9 points and 5.6 assists over 29.7 minutes per contest.

He was even better in the 2013 playoffs, racking up 17.2 points and 4.7 assists in 12 games.

Jack made 32 appearances last year before he tore the ACL in his right knee in early January.

He was the 22nd overall pick in the 2005 draft.

Warriors waive three, roster stands at 15 players

Warriors waive three, roster stands at 15 players

The Warriors waived guards Cameron Jones, Phil Pressey and Elliot Williams, the team announced on Thursday.

Jones appeared in five preseason games, averaging 5.0 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 11.5 minutes. 

Pressey also appeared in five games, averaging 2.4 points and 1.0 assist in 10.7 minutes. 

Williams missed all six preseason games due to right knee surgery. 

All three players were originally signed on Sept. 16, 2016.

The roster now stands at 15 players.

Stephen Curry
Klay Thompson
Kevin Durant
Draymond Green
Zaza Pachulia
Andre Iguodala
Shaun Livingston
David West
Anderson Varejao
Ian Clark
James Michael McAdoo
Kevon Looney
Patrick McCaw
Damian Jones
JaVale McGee 

Golden State Warriors media services contributed to this story