June 20, 2016, 8:42 pm
Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News wrote that the Warriors “want Dirk Nowitzki” and that he is “bouncing around their thought process.”
There’s some couching going on with those statements because who doesn’t want Dirk Nowitzki but it’s also not a surprise that Joe Lacob and Co. want to make some big proclamations after being embarrassed in the Finals (and yes, they are embarrassed). Kevin Durant is still No. 1 on their list and Kawakami floated a lot of reasonable names like Bismack Biyombo, Al Horford, Joakim Noah, Chandler Parsons, Evan Turner and Allen Crabbe as well. Draft and free agency season is going to be a lot of fun and a pissed off Lacob is going to throw some gas on the fire. We almost forgot to write that it seems entirely unlikely that Dirk leaves Dallas so there is also that (H/T @robb2974).