The Golden State Warriors currently have just one roster spot left, for their next campaign, and a free agent superstar is being eyed by them. With Paul Millsap drawing heavy interest from both Golden State and Brooklyn Nets, according to Denver Post's Mike Singer on Friday.
Mike Singer wrote on his page via best au online casino: "Veteran Paul Millsap is still out there in free agency. Have heard both Golden State and Brooklyn are interested, per source."
The 36-year-old power forward started 36 out of 56 games for the Denver Nuggets during the 2020/21 campaign, averaging 9.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists while shooting 34.3 per cent from behind the 3-point line.
The veteran forward could be said to have moved past his peak career. But, Millsap who is known for his ability to stretch the floor will continue to draw interest from challenging teams in the NBA, like the Nets and the Warriors.
The Golden State Warriors signed Nemanja Bjelica on a minimum contract in free agency for the veteran he is, alongside forwards Andre Iguodala and Otto Porter Jr. Having dropped an impressive performance in the Summer League for the Warriors, Gary Payton II seems to be in contention for that final roster spot in the team.
Warriors’ general manager Bob Myers confirmed he is uncertain if the Warriors will end up filling up that spot with the taxpayer mid-level exception, or just opt to go into the new campaign with only 14 players and picking a player from the buyout market in midseason.
Speaking on "Damon, Ratto and Kolsky," Bob Myers said via slots online: "I don't think we use it. I think we tried, we put it out there for some players we thought were difference-makers. But it's not wise, and I would almost protect Joe from himself if he said go spend it on anyone. It does cost us about $25 million to spend the $5 million, which again I laugh, I know listeners or fans don't care about that part, but we have to.
"We have to be smart about it, we've got it in a buyout, I do think every year there's players that are bought out, if you need to spend a little more money in that market, we have it for that. But at this point Damon, I don't foresee us using it as it looks right now."
Signing another ballhandling guard to the bench feels like a serious issue that needs to be addressed than bringing in another perimeter-oriented forward considering the availability of Bjelica. Millsap, on the other hand, is a pivotal scorer who makes effective contributions in tight areas, and he probably won't be worth the full $5.9 million taxpayer midlevel.