Despite their recent primetime acquisition in DeMarcus Cousins, the Golden State Warriors are still looking to make more moves, likely to add another big and two more wings, which would cap their roster at 14, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic.
The Warriors were reportedly considering keeping their roster at 14 players after being waist-deep into the luxury tax with the supermax signing of Stephen Curry last season and a two-year, $61.5 million deal for Kevin Durant on July 1.
Having locked down a starting center, the Warriors will still need assets at center, given that Cousins is not expected to be ready until December or January after suffering a season-ending torn Achilles injury last season with the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Warriors would like to retain forward/center Kevon Looney, as he is familiar with Steve Kerr’s system at both ends of the ball and has shown great strides during the 2017-18 season, slimming down and becoming an athletic presence on the block.
Patrick McCaw could be in the mix as one of the wing reinforcements, but both him and Looney would need to come at the right price, as the Warriors are already suffocating after agreeing to pay the mid-level exception (though a bargain) for Cousins.
As usual, the Warriors will prioritize two-way players and put a premium on shooting and defense, allowing the versatility to drizzle into the bench, maintaining a deep roster.