The Warriors have but to play a preseason sport, however they’re reportedly already on the lookout for reinforcements.
After a seemingly countless stream of accidents, Golden State‘s cabinet of massive males is severely depleted. Kevon Looney has a hamstring pressure, and he’ll miss the preseason opener Saturday evening in opposition to the Lakers. Free-agent signee Willie Cauley-Stein will miss all of coaching camp and is out till late October with a foot pressure. Then there’s second-round draft decide Alen Smailagic, who will likely be out for the “foreseeable future” with an ankle sprain.
With little in the way in which of massive males depth — wholesome, that’s — the Warriors reportedly introduced in a former lottery decide for a exercise Friday. Based on Ben Stinar of Amico Hoops, that participant was Hasheem Thabeet.
League supply: The Golden State Warriors introduced in former #2 general decide Hasheem Thabeet for a exercise right this moment.
Thabeet is a 7’three” athletic massive man, and the Warriors have handled current accidents on the Middle place.
— Ben Stinar (@BenStinar) October 5, 2019
The No. 2 general decide of the 2009 NBA Draft, Thabeet was chosen by Memphis one decide forward of James Harden and 5 picks forward of Steph Curry at No. 7. He owns profession averages of two.2 factors, 2.7 rebounds and zero.eight blocks per sport, and most lately performed within the NBA with the Oklahoma City Thunder again in 2013-14.
Whereas he is been out of the league for a number of seasons, Thabeet apparently has been staying lively hoping for one more probability.
There is a purpose why Thabeet fell out of favor within the NBA, as his offensive limitations outweighed his defensive contributions. Nonetheless, equally, there is a purpose he was the No. 2 general decide.
On the very least, Thabeet affords intriguing potential and above-average rim safety on the middle spot. Beggars cannot be choosers, and proper now, he is likely to be the Warriors’ finest out there choice.
NBA rumors: Warriors work out former NBA lottery pick Hasheem Thabeet initially appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area