Evan Fournier, Dennis Schroder, Will Barton and Ricky Rubio are some of the potential targets for the Warriors’ large trade exception, Brian Witt of NBC Sports Bay Area opines. Golden State possesses a trade exception worth approximately $17.2MM from its Andre Iguodala trade with Memphis last summer. It’s due to expire on July 7, though it will likely be extended if the season is resumed.
We have more from the Pacific Division:
- Kelly Olynyk and Dewayne Dedmon are two of the big men that the Warriors might consider with the trade exception, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic. On the free agent market, unrestricted free agent Serge Ibaka would be an even better option due to his perimeter shooting and rim protection, along with his playoff experience. Meyers Leonard would be a cheaper and more realistic alternative in free agency, Slater adds.
- Lakers guard Alex Caruso is doing his best to stay in shape during the hiatus, Garrett Stepien of 247Sports.com relays. Caruso made the comments in a video interview with 247’s Evan Daniels. “It’s just at-home workouts, right, because facilities are closed,” Caruso said. “I live close to the beach and down in South Bay, so I’ve gone down to the beach, done some stuff on the beach, at-home workouts in the garage, dribbling, just basic ball-handling stuff, anything I can do to try to keep my body physically active.”
- The Suns flashed their potential under coach Monty Williams this season, The Athletic’s Gina Mizell said in a roundtable of Pacific Division beat writers. “Devin Booker became an All-Star. Deandre Ayton, even in limited action due to suspension and injury, made strides,” Mizell said. “Ricky Rubio was a playmaker and veteran leader. Kelly Oubre Jr. had a career season and Mikal Bridges progressed.”