The Warriors, with a NBA-best record of 48-4, decided to stand pat at the trade deadline.
If they did make a move, the thought was Golden State could target a big man to backup center Andrew Bogut. Though the deadline passed, could the Warriors still make a move and add more size?
Golden State is reportedly among the teams "contemplating a run" at recently traded center Anderson Varejao.
After spending his whole 12-year career with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Varejao was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday. Varejao is expected to clear waivers in the coming days with Portland.
In 31 games played this season, Varejao is averaging 2.6 points and 2.9 rebounds per game while only playing 10 minutes per game. All are career lows for the native of Brazil.
Varejao will be a free agent after the 2016 season.
Warriors backup center Festus Ezeli is expected to miss another four weeks while recovering from knee surgery.
Marc Stein of ESPN was first to report Golden State's interest in Varejao.
ESPN sources say that Golden State is among the teams contemplating a run at soon-to-be free agent Anderson Varejao— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 20, 2016
The Warriors, I'm told, are still in fact-finding mode, but are weighing the pros and cons of pursuing Varejao after he clears waivers.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 20, 2016