Posted by Royce Young
New Warriors owner Joe Lacob hasn't been shy about trying to improve his new team. He even stretched it so far to offend one of his best players talking about it.
But that's the point. The Warriors are shopping and shopping hard. They want Carmelo Anthony, but Carmelo Anthony doesn't want them back. So they're looking at new options. What they really need is a good, reliable big man to play with David Lee, but that's looking difficult to track down.
Via the Bay Area News Group, the Warriors are planning on being aggressive heading to the deadline and that 76ers wing Andre Iguodala "has been on the Warriors' radar for a while, according to team sources."
Of course Iguodala is said to be off limits with the improved play of the Sixers though. The report also says that Danny Granger is a player "the Warriors wouldn't mind getting their hands on."
The Pacers have reportedly been open to potentially moving Granger, but the word on that is that Indiana's looking for substantial return -- a starting power forwars and starting shooting guard -- and I'm thinking the Warriors don't want to move Monta Ellis and David Lee.
The Warriors are armed with two large expiring contracts -- Dan Gadzuric's worth $7.2 million and Vladimir Radmanovic's worth $6.8 million -- so they have some cards to play.
So what are the options right now then if those prices are too high for Golden State? Antwan Jamison is a stretch power forward/wing and the Cavs are certainly open to moving him for young assets. Tayshaun Prince has been on the block for a good while now. Anthony Randol-- nah, nevermind. Rashard Lewis has been brought up a couple times and the Wizards might be looking to deal.
Other than that, is anything else out there much of an upgrade over Dorell Wright who has had a really nice season? Probably not. But the Warriors are looking for a serious star to add to the roster. Problem is, who isn't? And the price is always high for that type of player.