After adding free agent prize Kevin Durant to the mix on Monday, the Golden State Warriors are finding themselves in a position where veterans are going to want to join the team on the cheap. That became clear when Zaza Pachulia and David West both joined the team on short-term deals following Durant's earth-shattering decision.
Now comes this report from ESPN's Chris Broussard suggesting that future Hall of Fame guard Ray Allen is considering a return to the NBA with the Warriors.
Allen, 40, has not played in the Association since the 2013-14 season with the Miami Heat when he averaged 9.6 points while shooting 37 percent from three-point range. The guard owns the NBA record for the most threes made in a career, a number that both Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson should surpass at some point in the not-so-distant future.
If Allen were to come to the Warriors, he'd take the place of Leandro Barbosa as Thompson's primary backup at the two-guard position. We just recently discussed the addition of Durant from a fantasy lens, but Allen's potential addition likely wouldn't have a huge impact in that regard. In reality, he'd be joining the Warriors to play about 12-15 minutes and act as a shooting option on the second unit.