The Golden State Warriors almost have their full roster set, but they still have two spots to be filled.
Days ago, they brought in veteran center Dwight Howard to see if he would be a good candidate for one of those final roster spots and if he was the man to supply them with some much-needed size and strength.
But in the end, Golden State decided to turn down the three-time Defensive Player of the Year, and they’re back to sifting through other prospects.
Per Kendra Andrews, GM Mike Dunleavy Jr. says they aren’t looking to shore up one particular position when it comes to filling those final two roster spaces.
Warriors GM Mike Dunleavy Jr. says there's not a particular position they're trying to fill their 14th & 15th roster spots with.
"We're open and I think that's a great position to be in where we have flexibility and can evaluate … We don't have our sights set on one thing."
— Kendra Andrews (@kendra__andrews) September 25, 2023
As has been the case for years, the Warriors have a rather small roster right now — Dario Saric, who is 6-foot-10 and 225 pounds, is currently their biggest player.
This could pose a problem for them down the road, just as it did last season, when their title defense ended with a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals.
Instead of continuing to surround the aging core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green with younger, viable players, they got older by trading Jordan Poole and two draft picks for Chris Paul, who is 38 years of age and in decline.
The Warriors should still at least have a puncher’s chance of winning the NBA championship this season, but most likely, it looks like their dynasty is waning, especially with a number of other teams expected to improve.NEXT: Warriors Share Picture Of 1 Star Back In The Gym