It’s been rumored that the Warriors are going pursue Carlos Delfino in free agency, but is that the best option?
Signing Delfino wouldn’t be the worst idea, but it’s not good enough to make a huge deal out of it. Delfino, like almost every player on the Warriors, is a sharpshooter.
He can get hot from the 3-point line, and when he wants to, he will high rise. Delfino really knows what he’s doing when it comes to making smart plays. In the playoffs, he was forced to guard Kevin Durant, and on occasion, he would actually successfully defend him. Now that’s great defense.
The problem with signing Delfino, however, is the depth that the Warriors already have. They have their starter, and future star in Harrison Barnes, but they also potentially have one of the best bench players in the NBA in Brandon Rush, who scored 14 points in his first game, only to tear is ACL in his second game of the season.
Both Rush and Barnes can shoot from the perimeter and high rise when they want to. Their primary roles are to penetrate the defense and create in the paint. Delfino’s would be to shoot.
The Warriors, as we know, are the best shooting team in the NBA, so adding to that could be deadly for other teams. Do they, however, really want to do that?
They have enough perimeter threats, and not enough paint scorers. With the lack of an offensively-skilled big man, they need other players to clog up the paint, so their guards can get open looks.
Is Delfino a good option? What do you think?
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