The Golden State Warriors will undoubtedly attempt to restructure their roster this summer in the wake of their disappointing second-round playoff loss this season. The Dubs won’t have much money to spend this offseason because of new CBA regulations, but there are a few possibilities that would be excellent buys.
Jeff Green is one of them; he is presently working to support the Denver Nuggets in their quest for the NBA championship. Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report identified Green, a previous top-5 draft pick, as a possible target for Golden State in a piece that was published on June 8.
“When established contenders are looking for a deal, they frequently look for veterans who are past their prime in the hope that those players have more to offer than the market thinks,” wrote Buckley. One of those veterans may be Jeff Green.
Aside from his seasoned leadership, the 36-year-old might not have much to offer. Green might have a big impact for the Warriors as he has been a part of several outstanding teams throughout the course of his long career.
Buckley suggested that Green’s 3-point shooting needed a little bit of a rebirth for a move to Golden State to be successful.
The Warriors would have a useful, two-way piece off the bench if they could assist him in getting his three-ball back—he shot 30.5 percent over the previous two seasons and 41.2 percent the year before.
Green played an average of 19.5 minutes per game in 56 regular-season games for the Nuggets this year. He shot just 28.8% from outside the arc while averaging 7.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.3 assists while shooting 48.8% from the field.
He shoots 33.7%, which is nearly 5% better than his career average. For the Dubs to expect him to increase his percentage to above 40% would be a tough ask.