The Golden State Warriors could see a pretty big dip in bench production next season, but they will try their best to make sure that they don’t.
USA Today’s Sam Amick reports that the Warriors reached out to Jarrett Jack and Carl Landry as free agency began on Sunday night. Jack is a free agent, and Landry opted out of his contract last week.
Both guys were pivotal for the Warriors last season in their first year with the club.
Jack averaged 12.9 points and 5.6 assists in 79 games as their sixth man, but his role was much bigger than just “sixth man.” Jack was their closer, with the ball in his hands during late-game situations, and more often than not, he came up huge. Granted, there was the occasional error that he committed, but the positives that he brought to the team far outweighed the negatives.
Landry averaged 10.8 points and 6.0 rebounds in 81 games in his first season with the Warriors, and also played a key role coming off the bench. His energy and hustle provided the Warriors with a much-needed spark, and he provided a solid post presence that this franchise has lacked for so many years.
Both of them will draw considerable interest around the league, with Landry recently telling the media that six teams are courting him.
The Warriors will likely not have the salary cap space to match the offers of what they will get elsewhere, so the future of both Jarrett Jack and Carl Landry is hanging in the balance right now.