But if he didn’t, the Golden State Warriors were reportedly going to be in the hunt to sign him.
Golden State would consider Mike Dunleavy as a possible free-agent target if he secures buyout from Atlanta, league sources tell ESPN.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 9, 2017
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.