What free agents are out there for Warriors?


What free agents are out there for Warriors?

If youre an NBA fan you know that much of the NBA communityis in Chicago, getting a look-see at some potential draftees. The Warriors havethe No. 7 pick in the June 28 draft, and theyre looking for that player tobolster what looks like a core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, David Lee andAndrew Bogut.

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But shortly after the draft, free agency begins, and thatwill be another place where the Warriors hope to add a player. The Warriorswould seem to be in the market for a point guard and a big man to come off thebench.RELATED: Matt Steinmetz's NBA mock draft 1.0
General manager Bob Myers has made it clear he would like toadd some experience to that aforementioned core one that has just fiveplayoff games among them.The Warriors, who will be over the salary cap, will haveapproximately 5 million to spend with their mid-level exception. That wontget them a star, but it could be enough to add a nice player, and someone whocould help you if youre thinking playoffs in 2012-13.Here is a look at some smalls and bigs who might makesome sense for the Warriors in the free-agent market:SMALLSRaymond Felton: He didnt have the greatest ofyears as the starter in Portland, but he looks a lot better if hes coming offthe bench. Would he be willing to do that? The other thing is that with Currybeing a little undersized, it wouldnt hurt to have a backup with size behindhim. Felton seems like a reach.

Steve Nash: There no doubt that bringingin a quality person and player like Nash would upgrade your team. But heslikely to command more than the mid-level, and youve got to figure if heleaves Phoenix, hes going for the whole shebang to win a ring. Still, itsat least nice to think a little bit about Nash setting up Curry.

Kirk Hinrich: Hes not the most efficientoffensive player as his outside shot can be unreliable. But you wont find atougher perimeter defender on this list, and the Warriors could always use oneof them. Can they get Hinrich for 5 million to start and does he want to comehere? Those are the questions. But Hinrich would be a real solid pro coming off the bench,and he would give them additional size at a place the Warriors needit.

Jason Kidd: You would be foolish to notwant Jason Kidd on your team. And if Kidd would be willing to come back homefor his final year or two, it would be a great story. But it makes sense forKidd to stay in Dallas even if Deron Williams ends up there.

Andre Miller: He is 36 years old, and yethe has missed just one game in the past five seasons. He played 27 minutes agame for Denver in 2011-12, was effective, and averaged almost seven assistsper game. Hes got size, so he could slide to shooting guard and defend them.He complements both Curry and Thompson. But hes already indicated he wants toreturn to the Nuggets.

Chauncey Billups: He is not expected tobe ready by the start of the season, but hed be a nice presence in the lockerroom and then on the court once he returned.Others: Leandro Barbosa, Goran Dragic,Randy Foye, Delonte West, Jason Terry.BIGSKris Humphries: He would be a terrific third bigman for the Warriors can score a little some and a good rebounder. Not tomention, hes got athleticism, which is something the Warriors could use moreof. But hes almost certainly going to get more than 5 million.Ersan Ilyasova: There are some intriguingaspects to Ilyasovas game, but its tough to see the Bucks who just tradedsize in Andrew Bogut letting him go.Antawn Jamison: Conventional wisdom isthat the Warriors have enough scorers and they need more defenders andrebounders. Those arent exactly Jamisons calling cards, but he is a bona-fideprofessional and if youre talking about someone who could come in off thebench and give you something, Jamison can certainly do that at the offensiveend.

Carl Landry: A year or two ago, theWarriors would have loved to have a player such as Landry. But his star hasfallen a little bit, and he seems to be flattening.

Ian Mahinmi: His role has been growing inrecent years, and he averaged 18 minutes per game for Dallas this past season.He would seem to be gettable, but because the Warriors are paying AndrisBiedrins 9 million over the next two years, its tough to see them throwinganother few million at a third center.Kenyon Martin: You might not like Martin,but thats exactly why you want him on your team. Hes tough anddefensive-minded and his mentality and demeanor alone would be unique on theWarriors roster. Others: Kwame Brown, Nazr Mohammed,Reggie Evans, Louis Amundson, Jordan Hill, Greg Oden.

John Wall commits to Wizards long term with huge contract extension


John Wall commits to Wizards long term with huge contract extension

The Washington Wizards' long-term future is now a lot clearer, as superstar point guard John Wall agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $170 million. David Aldridge first reported the news.

Wall, 26, re-ups with the Wizards through the 2022-23 season. By the time it expires he will be 32 years old, meaning the Wizards have locked him up for the majority if not all of his prime.

Wall was able to earn the dollar amount he did in part because of his selection to third team All-NBA for the 2016-17 season. Under the recently installed collective bargaining agreement, honors like All-NBA and Defensive Player of the Year allow players to earn more money on contract extensions.

The Wizards drafted Wall first overall in 2010 out of the University of Kentucky. In his seven NBA seasons since, Wall has blossomed into one of the NBA's best players with career averages of 18.8 points, 9.2 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game. He has been an All-Star in each of the past four seasons and is a one-time All-Defensive team selection.

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Kevin Love closes Twitter response with 'now go kick some rocks'


Kevin Love closes Twitter response with 'now go kick some rocks'

On Friday afternoon, news broke that Kyrie Irving reportedly requested a trade from the Cavs.

Shortly thereafter, a Twitter account with over 296,000 followers tweeted the following:

[RATTO: Kyrie Irving needs to be traded to one place, and one place only]

A little over an hour later, Kevin Love responded:

On Tuesday night, Irving told Sports Illustrated the Cavs are "in a very peculiar place."

In the weeks between Cleveland's Game 5 loss to the Warriors and the start of free agency, Love was reportedly on the trading block.

The Cavs and GM David Griffin "mutually" parted ways three days before the NBA Draft.

Cleveland is finally finalizing a deal with assistant GM Coby Altman to become the permanent general manager, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

LeBron James can opt out and become a free agent next summer, and there is already speculation about where he may go.

Man. The last six weeks in Cleveland have been wild...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller