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3 bargain bin free agents the Golden State Warriors can still sign

Jamal Murray of the Denver Nuggets is defended by Avery Bradley of the Miami Heat. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

The Golden State Warriors have to fill one more spot on their roster, but which free agent would be the perfect fit to complete the lineup?

The Golden State Warriors don’t have the expendable coin that they had years back. They were able to pull in Kevin Durant, one of their biggest splurges to date, and Stephen Curry was a tremendous long-term investment that more than paid off over time. But now it’s back to penny-pinching, especially with last year’s luxury tax decreasing and their payroll increasing, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. 

So what should we expect out of the Warriors this season as far as free-agency pickups? Don’t expect a signing that will break Twitter, but rather, reasonable pickups that could be beneficial in their rotation. The two LA squads aren’t the only teams looking to get the band back together and chase a championship.

The Dubs already picked up Andre Iguodala, which is a positive, but there’s always room to improve the existing roster. So what is still open and who is still available to make this team a contender again?

3. Avery Bradley

Avery Bradley is a hot commodity as a free agent and could land with a lot of franchises. From the Brooklyn Nets to the Los Angeles Lakers, he would definitely be able to get to a team that is chasing a title in 2022. But one destination that isn’t heavily discussed is the Warriors, partially because of how much he may cost if they were to sign him.

However, if they did find the money to sign the 30-year-old, or convince him to accept a discount, he would be the exact asset they need to add to the perimeter-based shooting offense they’re known for. Bradley shoots 36.3 percent from beyond the arc, which would make him a useful addition to Curry and Klay Thompson (once he’s back to 100 percent).

The concern is what Golden State would have to offer to acquire him and if he’d be willing to take a discount. I don’t think it would be a Soul Stone-level sacrifice, but they’d really have to weigh out their current roster (including Summer League performances and training camp battles) to see what they can move and shake to sign him.

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