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2012 NBA Free Agency Rumors: Golden State Warriors Exploring Other Options After J.J. Hickson Signs With Portland

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The Golden State Warriors have been after forward J.J. Hickson since he was released by the Sacramento Kings in March and Sam Amico of Fox Sports reported about a week ago that it was "hard to envision" the 6'9" forward signing elsewhere.

Yet once again, the Warriors lost out on the big man who chose to re-sign with the Portland Trail Blazers today, as first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Shortly after the Hickson signing was announced, Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle tweeted that the Warriors' options were down to Carl Landry, Antawn Jamison and Shelden Williams - as previously suggested via Twitter by Tim Kawakami yesterday - and Marcus Thompson II of the Bay Area News Group offered a bit more insight about the Warriors' options.

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The Warriors haven't been the only team pursuing Jamison and after the Brooklyn Nets failed to land Dwight Howard today, they've jumped into the running for him as well, as reported earlier by Yahoo's Marc Spears.

In summary - and without any extended discussion - as all three guys are moving on from 2012 lottery teams, it's unlikely any of them will step in and push the Warriors out of the lottery. Yet what any one of them would bring to the Warriors is more of a known quantity on the depth chart than any of the Warriors' other current reserves in the post. Take that for whatever it's worth.