June 28, 2016, 4:40 pm
ESPN’s Marc J. Spears reported that the Warriors will make Harrison Barnes a top priority and try to sign a big man such as Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah, David West or Timofey Mozgov if they do not end up signing Kevin Durant.
It sounds like the Warriors would like to keep the status quo if they don’t land KD and add a piece to help them handle the Thunder and other teams that can play big with them. Spears also said that the Warriors plan to keep Shaun Livingston and Festus Ezeli this off-season if they don’t add Durant. Livingston gives them a versatile defender and backup PG while Ezeli is a guy who is still developing in the frontcourt. The Warriors were one game away from being back-to-back champions– if Durant does not sign with them, keeping the team the same is not a bad idea.