With over $44 million already committed to Andrew Bogut, David Lee, Richard Jefferson and Andris Biedrins for this season and next (a number exasperated by their ill-fated decision to waste the amnesty clause last season on the expiring $4 million contract of Charlie Bell), the Warriors simply do not have the resources to sign even second-tier free agents.
But the organization does hope to find at least one productive player on the free-agent market. It won't be a big name, or even a starter, but the team has scoured the free-agent pool seeking depth at either guard position and in their frontcourt.
According to Contra Costa Times reporter Marcus Thompson II, the team expects to have somewhere around $4 million to spend on a free agent.
Now that the second-tier (and below) free agents have begun to sign their contracts, the Warriors should have the funds to contend for these role players.
Here are five players that Warriors GM Bob Myers has to consider.