Free agency begins at 9 o'clock (PDT) tonight, and the Warriors will be hyperactive shoppers when the doors swing open.
One of their primary goals is to find a guard who could play the point and perhaps some off guard.
Here is a look at 10 unrestricted free-agent guards likely on the big board in team headquarters. Players are listed in alphabetical order, with heights and ages.
Jerryd Bayless (6-foot-3, 25 years old)
Green light: A good athlete, capable of playing well at either guard position.
Red flag: There are reasons he has played for five teams in six years.
Mario Chalmers (6-2, 28)
Green light: Can play either guard position, has lots of playoff experience.
Red flag: Really more of a shooter than a creator, may need to rebuild confidence.
Kirk Hinrich (6-3, 33)
Green light: Tough, experienced, selfless, capable of playing either guard position.
Red flag: Turns 34 next January . . . and is leaning toward re-signing with Bulls.
Shaun Livingston (6-7, 28)
Green light: Long, smart, skilled and tougher than rail-thin body appears.
Red flag: Will have numerous other options, including chance to earn starting spot.
Jodie Meeks (6-4, 26)
Green light: Hits the trey, willing to be physical and liked by adviser Jerry West.
Red flag: Much more suited to shooting guard than running point.
Patty Mills (6-0, 25)
Green light: Very quick, hits the trey, found himself in fine Spurs system.
Red flag: Small, only OK at creating for others and Spurs definitely want him back.
Toure Murry (6-5, 24)
Green light: Combo guard, fearless, terrific on "D," already on Warriors radar.
Red flag: Unreliable shot, and limited action means he's still a bit of a mystery.
Brian Roberts (6-1, 28)
Green light: Feisty, good free-throw shooter, accepts his role, would be cheap.
Red flag: Tough to evaluate as replacement PG for struggling Pelicans.
Ramon Sessions (6-3, 27)
Green light: Utterly fearless, loves to slash, very good at creating for others.
Red flag: Inconsistent jumper, has played for five teams, including Bucks twice.
Rodney Stuckey (6-5, 28)
Green light: Passionate, plays either guard spot, could thrive away from Pistons.
Red flag: Could be expensive, has had at least two seizure episodes.
How I'd rank them (if money is not a factor): Stuckey, Sessions, Livingston, Mills, Murry, Hinrich, Bayless, Chalmers, Roberts and Meeks.
Not listed (considered only in case of emergency): Steve Blake, Jordan Crawford, Jordan Farmar.
Not listed (too many barriers in the way): Eric Bledsoe, Darren Collison, Devin Harris, Kyle Lowry.
Not listed (not a free agent but interesting trade possibility): Jeremy Lin.