OK, let's sort out were we stand now.
With Klay roster stands at 14. I am counting out Mulder and JTA. I think they will be waived, simply being caught up in the numbers game. Unless either will absolutely explode in the short training camp. Or did the Warriors pencil in JTA as a backup SF?
I don't think they are touching Lee. He showed to be adequate and will definitely pass as a backup, especially until Poole raises his game and proves otherwise. It also doesn't hurt that he is Curry's brother in law.
1. PG position is shored up.
2. Unless they penciled in JTA as a backup SF, I would like to get GR3. The questions here are does he want to come back on the minimum contract, does he want to come here, period, does the Warriors decision makers want him back and is he better than JTA?
3. I have definite concerns on C position due to Wiseman being 19 year old rookie and there is no legit starting C other than he.
The Warriors applied for the DPE, meaning when they get approval for it, I believe they intend to use it. It is useless to apply for it and stash it away. I believe the big is where they are looking at. I don't think Warriors can compete for Ibaka. He's in the range of the 4 years 40 mil deal just for starters. Why would he take 1 year 9.3 mil unless he is dreaming of another deal dwarfing the current one.
Enter Gasol. But with the interest in him from other contenders and him having that Spain option, I think the MLE option for him is in play any longer. I don't think he sticks around for the MLE. For DPE, maybe.
The only other option I see that can POSSIBLY make the difference is Cousins. But that in itself is such a scary proposition. Where does his game and his health stand?
Bottom line, should then bring any 2 of the above, they not only have to waive Mulder and JTA but do something with one more player. The only option I see there is Mannion on the 2 way deal. But I understand they are looking to sign him to a 3 year deal ala Paschall to keep his rights after the rookie season.
What does everyone think?