Golden State Warriors are not expected to pursue a traditional center to back up Kevon Looney despite the injuries of James Wiseman and Draymond Green, who are out indefinitely.
Golden State already has 15 players on guaranteed contracts for the rest of the current season, so adding any new players will have to be done via trade.
“Green is out with a concerning disk issue and on a similarly vague recovery timeline that probably won’t see his return until near or around the All-Star break. The trade deadline is only a few weeks away.
Is it time for the Warriors to go searching for center help? No, sources insist, the front office doesn’t have any current plans to add outside help to shore up the center spot in the immediate,” Slater wrote.
The ‘Dubs’ are still one of the top teams in the NBA, behind only the dominant Phoenix Suns. Another good reason for not adding a backup option in the center position is Kevon Looney.
The veteran center, who was a big reason for Golden State’s win over Utah on Sunday, has left behind the injury woes of the past, having one of the most consistent seasons of his career.
He’s averaging 6.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 1.6 assists through 47 games this season. He also knows how to navigate through the Warriors’ system after seven years with the ‘Dubs’.