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Bob Myers admits that the Warriors are looking for a center

Golden State has one roster spot remaining, and it’s no secret how they plan on using it.

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It’s no secret that the Golden State Warriors are lacking in the center department. They entered the year with only four traditional big men: DeMarcus Cousins, who has yet to play a game, Damian Jones, who is out for the year with a shoulder injury, Kevin Looney, who is 6’9”, and Jordan Bell, who is 6’9” and hasn’t earned Steve Kerr’s trust.

And General Manager Bob Myers knows it. The team has one open roster spot remaining, assuming they guarantee Alfonzo McKinnie’s contract (which they almost certainly will do). While they were originally holding onto that spot for the recently-departed Patrick McCaw, they’re now likely to use it on a center. Following the decision to not match McCaw’s offer sheet with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Myers ceded as much.

The current center situation is a far cry from last year, when they had the young triumvirate of centers (Jones, Bell, and Looney), as well as the veteran trio of Zaza Pachulia, David West, and JaVale McGee.

Not surprisingly, the contrast between last year’s abundance of bigs, and this year’s shortage is not lost on Myers.

While Myers stated the team’s desire to strengthen the position, he also noted that, realistically, that probably won’t happen for a while.

As the trade deadline nears, and teams start buying out expiring contracts, Golden State’s options at the position will become more clear. For now, Robin Lopez, who may be bought out, remains a strong candidate.

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