As far as sheer bad luck goes, this year has been truly devastating for the Golden State Warriors and their loyal fans. The team basically said goodbye to its dynasty last NBA season after a league-worst 15-50 record.

But right when things seem on the come up again in The Bay, disaster struck anew when superstar shooting guard Klay Thompson tore his right Achilles tendon in an offseason workout, sidelining him for the second consecutive season.

But if there’s any silver lining throughout the ordeal, they did get a substantial $9.3 million disabled player exception (DPE) from the league as a result of Thompson's injury.

Per NBA rules, the DPE clause can be granted when one player goes down with an injury deemed to be season-ending. The Warriors will get the chance to add an injury replacement by either signing a player to a one-year contract, trading for a player in the final year of his deal, or placing a waiver claim on a player in the final year of his contract.

While Warriors general manager Bob Myers does have plenty of options, all signs point to him using that clause in a possible trade sometime this season. The Warriors can exercise their DPE at any time during the season before April 19.

Here are five possible players the Warriors can target using their DPE.

PJ Tucker

The Warriors are pining for another frontcourt player who can shoot. Considering Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love’s huge contract might be out of price range for the DPE, Tucker should merit some consideration.

While the 6-foot-5 Houston Rockets forward is undersized for his position, he brings versatility and roster flexibility that the Dubs greatly value. Tucker has evolved into a dangerous spot-up three-point shooter, especially from the corner. The Warriors love to run plays that end up in wide-open looks from deep, making the 35-year-old an enticing piece to have.

Tucker drilled 35.8% of his three-pointers for the Rockets last season. What makes this possible union highly doable is his supposed discontent with the situation in H-Town right now. While the Warriors might also not be willing to shell out the big bucks he wants, Tucker will be a good one-year rental before he enters free agency after the season.

Lou Williams

The Warriors are still in need of a spark plug off the bench to relieve superstar guard Stephen Curry. Their supposed deal with Jeremy Lin fell through, so they still need to address that void ASAP. Putting points up in bunches will always be the team’s main strength.

Williams has been a walking bucket for years now. His playing style should be tailor-fit for Steve Kerr’s high-octane offense. The three-time Sixth Man of The Year winner is used to commanding the second unit and should embrace that role with gusto in Oakland.

Plus, the Clippers are reportedly exploring options with Sweet Lou, so the Warriors better pounce on the opportunity before another team does.

Derrick Rose

Rose’s possible move to The Bay has been teased for quite some time now. While the rumors have been empty for the most part, now is actually the perfect time for the Dubs to acquire the youngest MVP in NBA history.

While obviously no longer the same elite player he once was, D-Rose is still capable of providing instant offense even in limited minutes. More importantly, he has also accepted that newfound role and has no qualms about being the first guy off the bench.

He averaged a team-high 18.1 points for the Pistons last season despite only playing 26.0 minutes an outing. He also remained healthy for the most part, suiting up in 50 games. But with the arrival of rookie point guard Killian Hayes, it looks like Rose’s time in Motor City is numbered, so the Warriors must act quickly.

Nemanja Bjelica

In the event that a deal for Tucker is off the table, the Warriors should look elsewhere and sign a low-profile big instead. Bjelica’s name might not be as big as Love’s or Tucker’s, but he brings one thing to the table that is a must in the Dubs' system.

The 32-year-old from Serbia is one of the most serviceable stretch power forwards in the game today, despite being an afterthought with the Sacramento Kings right now. Bjelica is a career 40% marksman from deep and averaged a career-high 11.5 points last season.

But considering the logjam the Kings have in their frontcourt, Bjelica's could be the odd man out. They might as well get some assets for him, and the Warriors should be willing participants. Plus, he is another expiring contract, which the Dubs could bring back depending on his performance.

Trey Lyles

If the Warriors opt to prefer getting younger upfront, San Antonio Spurs forward Trey Lyles is also another player to consider.

The 25-year-old improved his three-point stroke considerably last year with a career-best 38.7% clip. He also offers a well-rounded skill, which Kerr can play around with, probably in pick-and-pop situations with Curry.

The Warriors likely won’t give up much to attain Lyles, giving them more freedom to add more pieces if necessary. The team already has several athletic bigs like James Wiseman, Marquese Chriss, and Eric Paschall, so a versatile guy like Lyles, who could come in as a third-stringer, should give them a nice boost.