The Golden State Warriors have been looking for help in the frontcourt since Nate Thurmond retired -- that's only a small exaggeration -- so it's no surprise that as NBA free agency approaches the Warriors are reported to be in the market for one of this class' top centers and power forwards.
[The Warriors] want to make a push to acquire a big man, such as Tyson Chandler, Samuel Dalembert, Marc Gasol, DeAndre Jordan or Nene.
That type of splash would be tough, because the team will go into the year about $6 million under the salary cap if they don't dump some expensive players.
Simmons also reports that the team doesn't want to waive center Andris Biedrins ($9 million cap figure); unless Golden State sends David Lee ($11.6 million) or Biedrins off, the team isn't getting Chandler, Gasol or Nene. Those are eight-figure players.
The Warriors signed Lee, a one-time All-Star with the New York Knicks, to a six-year, $80 million deal in 2010. He had a disappointing first season in Oakland.