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Warriors would have tried to sign Mike Dunleavy, Jr. if he got buyout from Hawks

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For a little while there it looked like Mike Dunleavy, Jr. was not going to report to the Atlanta Hawks after being traded there from the Golden State Warriors.

Now, that has changed and he smoothed things over with head coach Mike Budenholzer.

But if he didn’t, the Golden State Warriors were reportedly going to be in the hunt to sign him.

Despite only playing 15.9 minutes a night for the Cavs this season and averaging 4.6 points, Dunleavy was still knocking down 35.1 percent of his 3-pointers. Any outside shooter can be in asset in Golden State’s system and he would have had a chance to become a significant signing.

The Rockets also may have been in the mix to go after him after having done so when he was a free agent last summer as well. No team shoots more threes than Houston so again, added 3-point shooting could have made that fit well too.

Dunleavy will stay in Atlanta now it seems as he can come in and try to play a similar role to what Kyle Korver did. No one expects him to be able to produce like Korver did, but there are a lot of questions surrounding the Hawks right now.

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