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NBA Rumors: Warriors Could Pursue Marc Gasol In Free Agency

(via Fadeaway World)

(via Fadeaway World)

After 11 seasons in Memphis, Marc Gasol established himself as one of the best big men in the NBA. During his time with the Grizzlies, he made 3 All-Star teams, 2 All-NBA teams, and won the Defensive Player of the Year award in 2013.

By the time he was traded to Toronto, Gasol was 34-years-old and it couldn't be clearer that his best days were behind him. Still, as a solid two-way force in the paint and a proven veteran player, he could prove useful o a number of teams out there -- including the Golden State Warriors, who are reportedly considering a pursuit in free agency.

(via Bleacher Report)

Marc Gasol is a when-in-Rome target for the Golden State Warriors. They're better off investing in their wing rotation, but if they can get him for the mini mid-level exception, why not? Their center rotation has room.

Golden State isn't apt to play Draymond Green at center full-time, Kevon Looney has dealt with a bunch of serious injuries this year, and it isn't yet known how much Marquese Chriss does for a could-be contender. Gasol would add sweet post- and face-up passing, floor spacing the Warriors don't have at the 5 spot anymore and a big body to rumble and tumble with fellow big bodies on defense.

Since the departure of Willie Caulie-Stein, the Warriors have been lacking in the frontcourt. Though the combined powers of Steph, Klay, and Draymond will likely be enough to contend, how far can they go without a man in the middle to back them up and go against guys like Anthony Davis, Nikola Jokic, and Rudy Gobert?

Gasol certainly isn't the best name available, but he's a Champion, has got a humble mind, and may come at a relatively cheap cost. If you're the Warriors, there's every reason to be interested.