Warriors Rumors: P.J. Tucker Interest, Latest Draft Buzz

Warriors GM Boby Myers, left, and coach Steve Kerr get ready for picture during the team's 2019 media day.

The Warriors will use the offseason to improve the roster around their core and P.J. Tucker may be an option for the franchise with Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report identifying Golden State as one of the teams to watch in regard to Tucker’s free agency.

The Nets, Timberwolves, Heat, Lakers, Nuggets, and Jazz are also in the mix, so the Warriors face competition if they are going ink the 36-year-old.

Tucker may be looking for a deal in the $12 million per year range, which would likely mean that Golden State could be looking at a sign-and-trade option for the forward. The team could opt to trade some of its younger players or incoming draft picks for immediate help.

“I don’t think it will be a situation where we are trying to develop players at the risk of losing; that’s the short answer,” Warriors GM Bob Myers said of the team’s offseason plans. “We’re not going to develop and have it cost us games. That’s not the plan.”

The Tucker-Draymond Green frontcourt pairing would be among the most intriguing in the league, at least from a defensive standpoint. Golden State is looking to get back to the playoffs at missing the NBA’s second season for two straight years.

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Latest Draft Buzz

Baylor guard Davion Mitchell will work out for the Warriors on Thursday, according to Jason Dumas of KRON News.

Mitchell, who won a championship with Baylor this past season, is the No. 7 player in the draft, according to ESPN’s Big Board. The 6-foot-1 guard went to the Pelicans at No. 10 in our latest NBA Mock Draft.

Golden State owns the No. 7 and No. 14 picks in the upcoming draft but all signs point to it being unlikely that both of those selections stay in town.

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