The Golden State Warriors have a bevy of talent available at at point guard and wing spots. But their frontcourt has largely been depleted all season, a concern which Bob Myers is clearly aware of.
The Warriors GM addressed it as a legitimate concern as the the NBA calendar creeps closer to the NBA trade deadline. At present, Kevon Looney is Golden State's lone big man available with both Draymond Green and James Wiseman out with lingering injuries.
Bob Myers acknowledges that it is concerning that Kevon Looney is currently the only active true center.
He’s confident that Draymond and Wiseman will be back this year, but if there’s a hiccup in their recovery it could change their outlook as they head into the trade deadline
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While there are a couple of guys capable of playing spot minutes at the five in Juan Toscano-Anderson and Nemanja Bjelica, It's tough for those players to match up going up against more imposing players in the league such as Joel Embiid, Nikola Jokic or Giannis Antetkounmpo.
The good news is that Myers revealed that both Draymond Green and James Wiseman will both be back from injury with “some games to go” before the end of the season. That would give both players an opportunity to get up to speed and play themselves into game shape. Wiseman especially needs the reps considering he has yet to breach 40 games played throughout his career.
Via Anthony Slater:
“We're being told that both of those guys, Draymond (Green) and James (Wiseman), will be available and back to help up with some games to go,” asserted the Warriors GM. “I don't know if it'll be 20, 25, 15. But we think those two will help us more than anything we're looking at on the market.”
The Warriors have thrived with small ball lineups in the past and could very well continue with their self-made trend as they head into the postseason. But the last playoffs have shown us the value of the big man, with Giannis Antetokounmpo and Deandre Ayton dominating the post for their respective Finals teams. Golden State having some size of their own certainly wouldn't hurt.