The Golden State Warriors’ chances of retaining both Carl Landry and Jarrett Jack are thin–at least at the moment. There isn’t much surplus money general manager Bob Myers can toss their way. There likely isn’t enough to keep just one half of the Warriors’ dynamic bench duo.
Still, the Warriors reached out to both Landry and Jack in the wake of free agency’s inception. Landry recently opted out of his contract, and Jack is a free agent.
Predictably, and with good reason, the Warriors reached out to key free agents Jarrett Jack and Carl Landry at the outset of free agency.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 1, 2013
Really, it’s no surprise that the Warriors reached out to their two biggest free agents. That’s typically the protocol for any team, and sometimes teams are willing to paint buildings and hang banners. The Warriors probably won’t be hanging banners begging for Landry and Jack to return, but they can relate to the Los Angeles Lakers on one level: they want their free agent(s) back.
Keeping tabs with Landry and Jack will serve Golden State well if they’re able to shed some money in a trade. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported Sunday night that the Warriors are exploring trade possibilities for All-Star forward David Lee. Moving him and the remaining $44 left on his contract would clear up some money–depending on the situation.
Landry and Jack have both publicly acknowledged the chemistry in Golden State, but let’s be realistic: money is money. Compound money with more minutes, and it’s a tough opportunity to turn down. Landry and Jack will have to make that decision.