Golden State Warriors: Top 5 Targets In 2014 Offseason

Golden State Warriors: Top 5 Targets In 2014 Offseason

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Although the Golden State Warriors’ pursuit of Kevin Love has dominated the headlines since the offseason began, a handful of players around the NBA could turn the Warriors into a true title contender.

Here are five players who could push the Warriors into the title conversation.

5. Kevin Love

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5. Kevin Love

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Let’s get the obvious out of the way first.

Everyone and their mother knows that the Warriors are driving hard for Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, and for good reason. Love’s skillset as a true stretch-four is uncommon, and would allow Warriors coach Steve Kerr to employ a devastating four-out offense around center Andrew Bogut.

4. Al Horford

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4. Al Horford

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Al Horford, yet another big man with a sexy jump shot, was reportedly being shopped around by the Hawks last season, and could be an invaluable addition to the Warriors. Unlike Lee, Horford possesses a solid midrange jumper, which would strengthen the Dubs’ offense and give Bogut more room to work in the low post. The All-Star’s contract is relatively reasonable at / million per year, so bringing him to the Golden State is entirely plausible.

3. Gerald Green

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3. Gerald Green

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With the recent addition of Shaun Livingston, the Warriors’ frontcourt looks pretty set; however, wing scoring remains a concern. Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green work primarily on defense and as facilitators instead of as scorers, and Harrison Barnes has yet to prove that he can be a volume scorer at the NBA level. A wing with a scoring mentality such as Gerald Green could be helpful in providing a spark off of the Dubs' lackluster bench.

2. Ed Davis

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2. Ed Davis

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While certainly not a household name, Ed Davis is an attractive free agent pickup for the Warriors. At 6-foot-10, Davis has the size to play both frontcourt positions while coming at a reasonable price. While the Warriors may appear to be set with their frontcourt, Bogut has not played over 70 games since 2008, and there is a possibility that 36-year-old Jermaine O'Neal will retire. Therefore, having a backup rim protector will be crucial.

1. Chris Bosh

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1. Chris Bosh

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Chris Bosh, one of the biggest names in the free agency pool, would provide the Warriors with everything Love could, and then some. Bosh proved last season that he can competently shoot the three, and can stretch the floor from the power forward position in a similar manner to Love. Furthermore, CB4 is a consummate team player, setting screens, working down low and playing great team defense while being content as a secondary option on offense.

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