The Golden State Warriors could target these three affordable centers in free agency.
Not being invited to the NBA’s restart later this month, the Golden State Warriors find themselves with a long offseason ahead.
After an injury-plagued 2019-20 campaign, the 15-50 Warriors will face several questions between now and next season — none potentially more apparent than what they are going to do with their likely high draft selection.
With the center position being the only questionable hole in their starting lineup, the 7-foot-1 James Wiseman seemed like the perfect prospect.
Having averaged 19.7 points and 10.7 rebounds in three games at the University of Memphis this season, Wiseman showcased that he could undoubtedly score and that he was a fantastic rebounder.
Those three games were a small sample size to judge the potential No. 1 overall draft selection, but he would fit what Golden State needs.
However, reports came out that the team was not interested in the 19-year-old, and were more infatuated with shooting guard Anthony Edwards. Whatever the case might be with their draft plans, the center position needs addressing before next season.
Kevon Looney and Marquese Chriss split time at center this season, and although serviceable pieces, the team could use an upgrade. Looney spent a majority of the season injured, and Chriss proved to be hit or miss in terms of being a long-term fit.
Luckily for them, the free-agent market this offseason will be filled with options at the position, and the team could land a desirable big man.
With little spending money, the team is likely not going to land a superstar to form another Herculean lineup, but some notable names could be interesting pieces.
With that, here are three affordable centers the Warriors should target in free agency.