In assembling what many deem the greatest starting 5 in NBA history, the Warriors sacrificed the depth of their bench. As one the league’s worst kept secrets, the Dubs have one of the worst second units, ranking 29th in the NBA at 28.8 points per game.
As the playoffs approach, and with the Warriors looking extra vulnerable after splitting their last 10 games, they are going to look hard at the buyout market, particularly for someone who can bring some scoring off the bench.
10x All-Star Carmelo Anthony might just fit the bill, according to Fansided’s Blue Man Hoop.
“It’s not a hidden secret. The Golden State Warriors have one of the league’s worst benches. This is partially due to the fact that they’ve spent such a vast majority of their cap space on their starters that they didn’t save money to improve their bench. There is a player just looking for a chance to compete, would likely the take the minimum, and is one of the league’s all-time best scorers. That player is Carmelo Anthony.”
Since being bought out by the Chicago Bulls earlier in the season, Anthony has yet to find an NBA team willing to give him another chance. Two failed attempts in OKC and Houston have all but ended his career.
The Warriors know, as does everyone else, that they are one of the only teams that can make use of Anthony’s talents, even at 34-years-old. if he fails to produce, it should not have a huge impact on the team anyway. It is a low risk, high reward signing for the Warriors.
We will see if it’s one they think is worth making.