• Steve Kerr reveals that they will not be exploring the buyout market to address frontcourt issues
  • James Wiseman and Draymond Green are expected to be back after the All-Star break
  • What the Warriors do next hinges on Wiseman and Green's capacity to stay healthy

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is fully aware that their fans have been clamoring for size in the frontcourt, but his recent comments point to the Warriors not looking to do so.

“That player is not out there, for sure. Our issues go way beyond just not having enough size. When we’re getting beat at the point of attack over and over again, that has nothing to do with our center position,” Kerr remarked as quoted by NBC Sports.

Kerr emphasized that the Warriors’ recent string of performances goes beyond the frontcourt position, especially with how they had been giving up points in transition.

To his point, the Warriors are putting up 18.9 points per game through the fastbreak while only allowing 11.6 points.

According to the subscription-based stats website Cleaning the Glass, Kerr’s squad is the best defensive team in the league as they only allow 105.8 points per game.

The Warriors are also tied with the league-leading Phoenix Suns in terms of rebounds per game with 46 points per game, but they have lost their last two games.

However, stats do not always tell the whole story and the Warriors’ need for a big man is still present.

Golden State currently has five players who can fill in the center spot effectively, but two of them remain out of action.

James Wiseman is still recovering from the torn meniscus he suffered in April 2021 and is expected to make his season debut in a few weeks, while Draymond Green is expected to be out until after the All-Star break due to a lower back/disc injury.

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic exploited the Warriors’ lack of depth in the frontcourt to the tune of 35 points and 17 rebounds, sealing the comeback victory with an assist to Monte Morris for the game-winning three.

“Generally speaking, if a guy that good is out there, he’s not on the buyout market. Somebody would’ve already snapped him up, via trade, or somebody wouldn’t have let him go in the first place,” Kerr stated.

While the Warriors can get away with the lack of depth in the frontcourt in the regular season, things do not bode well for a potential NBA title run as was previously mentioned.

Guys like Indiana Pacers forward-center Tristan Thompson and Orlando Magic center Robin Lopez could be sensible veteran additions to the team if they get bought out.

The Warriors' future moves will likely depend on whether Wiseman or Green can stay healthy as the NBA season inches closer to the postseason.