The Warriors are licking their wounds and now have to decide whether to make any significant additions in the off season. Today, rumors surfaced in the San Jose Mercury News that Golden State has interest in speaking with Dirk Nowitzki, who opted out of his contract with the Mavericks today.
One big name free-agent who probably will get a call from the Warriors in July: Dirk Nowitzki. https://t.co/ieXCw9c60i
— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) June 21, 2016
Nowitzki seems like an odd fit for the Warriors because they need another shooter who can’t defend like a hoarder needs another ceramic animal figurine. Their Finals loss to the Cavs was largely due to a lack of interior depth, which the Cavs exploited once Andrew Bogut went down for the series with a knee injury after Game 4.
Today on Speak for Yourself, Colin and Jason played “Good Read or Bad Read?” about whether Nowitzki makes any sense for the Warriors.
Colin sees the Warriors adding Nowitzki as a massive overreaction and a bad read.
“Bad Read. They missed out on back to back titles by a jumper. It was 89 all for about 4 minutes, and Kyrie hit a jumper, and Klay or Steph didn’t. Tweak. This is the constant overreaction. Oklahoma City. No big moves, had them down 3 – 1. Tweak. Everybody wants to blow stuff up.”
Whitlock thinks the Warriors are better off standing pat, or addressing more glaring needs.
“You stand pat. You don’t make a splashy move. You make a move for substance. And the substantive move to make is some toughness and some rebounding and some defense.”
Both guys agreed that an ideal addition that would address Golden State’s defense and rebounding needs is free agent Joakim Noah. He can contribute as a defender, passer, and a rebounder without needing designed plays or heavy ball possession.
— Speak For Yourself (@SFY) June 22, 2016