KEY POINTS

  • The Golden State Warriors are preparing for a comeback in the coming season
  • They have the space to improve their team 
  • One option is a high-scoring guard from the Orlando Magic

This season has been an off-year for the Golden State Warriors with multiple injuries that derailed their progress. Two-time MVP Steph Curry was sidelined for most of the time as he recovered from his hand surgery. The other half of the splash brothers Klay Thompson is also due for a comeback after tearing his ACL in game six of last year’s NBA Finals. The three-point was already on pace to deliver another big performance before falling to injury.

This year is a completely new look for the Warriors as their current roster features a different set of players from their championship days.

Despite the struggle, they remain persistent in making moves that will set up a strong comeback in the coming seasons.

They acquired former All-Star D’Angelo Russell and eventually traded him the 2014 number 1 overall pick, Andrew Wiggins. The additional firepower Wiggins brings mirrors Harrison Barnes’ role during their 73-9 season. They may currently lack the veteran presence of Andre Iguodala but they were able to exchange it in favor of a 17.2 million dollar trade exception.

With these pieces moving, the Warriors are bound for a big comeback when the league settles down.

They have space to sign a solid performer in their squad to add to the firepower that they’re known for. With a likely top pick in the upcoming draft, signing a high-quality contributor can boost them even further in the league.



Speculation has it that Orlando Magic scorer Evan Fournier is a possible signing. The French guard is known to have a versatile offensive game. He’s capable of pulling up from the perimeter or knocking down long-range triples from anywhere on the court. He’s currently averaging 18.8 points an outing while shooting 47% from the field.

Although the splash brothers are the main tools of the Warriors, having someone of Fournier’s ability can add as a threat to any team sizing up against the Bay Area squad. He knows when and where to move around the court without the ball that can fit in well with the ball and player movement of the Warriors.

Evan Fournier Nov 4, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) dribbles the ball against Chicago Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy (34) during the first period at the United Center. Photo: Reuters/Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports