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Should The Golden State Warriors Try To Sign Ray Allen?

Submitted by on December 13, 2014 – 1:23 pmNo Comment

At the moment, the best team in the NBA isn’t the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Oklahoma City Thunder, or the San Antonio Spurs. Instead, it’s the Golden State Warriors, a team that many people thought would be in the mix in the Western Conference but a team that didn’t seem like a true NBA title contender heading into the 2014-15 NBA season. Everyone knows that the Warriors have a lot of talented guys on their roster, like Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. But in recent years, Golden State has struggled to advance far in the postseason. So the leap from a middle of the pack team in the Western Conference to the best team in the entire NBA seemed unlikely.

But with that being said, the Warriors are the best team in the NBA at the moment, and it’s not a fluke. Thanks to new head coach Steve Kerr‘s defensive schemes and the fact that guys like Andrew Bogut, Draymond Green, and Harrison Barnes have been playing well, the Warriors look like they’re going to be a handful when the playoffs come around. They’ve got so much talent on their team that they’ve literally got guys fighting for minutes off the bench. It’s a good problem to have, but it’s one that Kerr is going to have to try and manage as the season goes on.

And it might become even more of a problem if the Warriors sign a free agent that they’ve got their sights set on right now. According to Warriors general manager Bob Myers, Golden State has reached out to sharpshooter Ray Allen to gauge his interest in joining the team. And while Allen hasn’t made a decision with regards to whether or not he wants to play in the NBA again, Allen would give the Warriors yet another weapon if he decided to sign with them this season.

Do they need him, though? That’s a tough question to answer, because it’s hard to figure out what role he would play with the Warriors. They already have a bunch of excellent shooters and enough firepower coming off the bench to stretch defenses. So Allen could actually end up hurting the Warriors more than helping them if were to sign with them, simply because he’d throw the chemistry that they have now out of whack and force them to rework their current rotation.

But you can’t fault them for reaching out to Allen. Because while they may be the best team in the NBA today, that could all change over the course of the next few months. And it wouldn’t be a bad idea for them to have a guy like Allen at their disposal, just in case they need a quick three in a game or a veteran presence on the bench.

Do you think the Warriors should actively pursue Ray Allen? Or do you think they’ve already got all the shooters they need?

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