While everyone else has looked to increase their arsenals, the Dubs have focused on keeping everything in place. Since free agency opened Saturday morning, they’ve reached agreements with Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston and David West.
That puts 11 players under contract, two at the 1 through 4 spots and three at the 5. But there’s still some shopping to do, both internally and externally.
There are minimal funds with which to fill out the roster, but that’s not the burden it would be elsewhere after three consecutive NBA Finals berths. Golden State holds obvious appeal to success-starved veterans, and its successful track record will carry weight with those in need of reputation repairs.
In other words, the Warriors will have options, even if they aren’t sexy. That’s important because there are still areas to address at the forward spots and center. The five best realistic free-agent targets are listed and ranked here.