The Golden State Warriors have been quiet since extending Draymond Green to finish free agency, and two of their free players have moved on. Restricted free agent Ty Jerome, who agreed to a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, was the first member of the Warriors to leave the team. Donte DiVincenzo’s signing with the New York Knicks came after this action.
On Instagram, Draymond Green responded to these two actions by expressing his support for his old teammates:
The Warriors were aware that DiVincenzo would be too pricey and that Jerome may accept an offer that was above their price range, so their departures of Jerome and DiVincenzo are not wholly surprising. Nevertheless, the Warriors will still need to find replacements, whether they come from inside or from outside.
Last season, Jerome did not serve as a regular member of the Warriors’ rotation, but he did put on some strong performances when injuries allowed for extra playing time. DiVincenzo was a regular in Golden State’s rotation and will undoubtedly need to be replaced immediately.
Before he signed with the Phoenix Suns, the Warriors reportedly had interest in signing veteran guard Eric Gordon. Moses Moody might be given a bigger role, but even if he improves more, the Warriors will probably need to add at least one more player to complete their bench.