Golden State Warriors: 3 Trades They Should Explore to Free Up Cap Space

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May 16, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson (11) is consoled by power forward David Lee (10, right) against the San Antonio Spurs during the fourth quarter in game six of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Spurs defeated the Warriors 94-82. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors have a payroll of roughly $75 million next season, which is more than five million over the luxury cap. Even if Carl Landry does not exercise his player option, the Warriors will still be looking at a $71 million payroll.

So what trades could the Warriors try to make to free up cap space?

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