Myers says Warriors will look to trade, buyout markets to bolster center spot

Exec still has no timeline for the return of DeMarcus Cousins

Karl Buscheck
December 31, 2018 - 12:40 pm

With DeMarcus Cousins working his way back from a torn Achilles and just two centers on the roster, the Warriors are officially looking for help in the frontcourt, according to president of basketball ops/GM Bob Myers.

“With Damian (Jones) going down, we are currently operating with just two centers,” Myers told Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area.

“DeMarcus coming back — not sure when, not sure how long it will take him to get up to speed — we still have a little bit of a void at the 5 spot, which we have to keep an eye on, whether that’s through trade or a buyout.”

Earlier this month, 95.7 The Game’s Greg Papa suggested that Cousins could be out until well into January or even February. The trade deadline is February 7 and Myers won’t even hazard a guess as to when Cousins will make his Warriors debut.

“DeMarcus coming back certainly helps,” Myers said. “But I can’t say when that will be and how that will go. I’m confident he’ll get back and be very helpful to us, but we don’t have a timeline for that.”

“So in the meantime, if something presented itself now or in the next few days, we’d look at it. More than likely, it’ll come later, maybe in the form of a buyout or trade.”

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