The Golden State Warriors had a disappointing 2023-24 NBA season. They barely squeaked into the postseason picture by making the play-in, only to lose to the Sacramento Kings and miss the playoffs for only the third team in the past 12 seasons. While the team will have to make a decision on Klay Thompson in the offseason, the Warriors have reportedly identified Malik Beasley as a free agency target, per Kelly Iko of The Athletic.

The Warriors had a sharpshooting wing during the 2022-23 season in Donte DiVincenzo. He left as a free agent and signed with the New York Knicks, but the Warriors were unable to replace his production. DiVincenzo just had a career season with the Knicks. It would make sense that the Warriors would have free agency interest in Beasley.

But Iko reports that the Warriors are not alone in registering early interest in Beasley. The Houston Rockets and Orlando Magic also have a level of interest in pursuing Beasley on the free agent market. Beasley is coming off a strong season with the Bucks, but it's not clear at this time what their level of interest in possibly re-signing him would be.

The Warriors' biggest free agent decision, though, is going to be what to do with Klay Thompson. The two sides have been unable to come to an agreement on a contract extension, and the veteran guard is heading towards unrestricted free agency.

Malik Beasley could be a solid addition to Warriors' roster

Milwaukee Bucks guard Malik Beasley (5) takes a shot in the second quarter against the Boston Celtics at Fiserv Forum.
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While the Warriors, Rockets and Magic have been identified as teams with early interest in Malik Beasley, it's possible other teams join the pursuit once the free agency period gets underway. The No. 19 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Beasley has developed into a solid role player.

Beasley heading towards a potential payday this offseason seems to be exactly what he had in mind when he signed a one-year deal with the Bucks last offseason. He was coming off an inconsistent second half of the 2022-23 season with the Los Angeles Lakers that saw him ultimately removed from the starting lineup.

This past season with the Bucks, Beasley started in 77 game of the 79 he played in at a little over 29 minutes per game. He averaged 11.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game with splits of 44.3 percent shooting from the field, 41.3 percent shooting from the three-point line and 71.4 percent shooting from the free throw line.

In the playoffs, Beasley started two of the Bucks' six games during their first-round loss to the Indiana Pacers. He averaged 8.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game with splits of 51.2 percent shooting from the field and 44 percent shooting from the three-point line.

Beasley has become a double-digit scoring threat in the NBA as well as one of the top three-point shooters. He holds a career average of 10.9 points per game. He's a career 38.5 percent shooting from the three-point line and participated in the 3 Point Contest at All-Star Weekend. He would be a solid addition to a Warriors roster that needs more offensive weapons.