The Golden State Warriors may have to spend big to improve this offseason, but if they win the draft, they may have to avoid those expenses.
There’s no denying that at full strength the Golden State Warriors are one of the best teams in the NBA. Their stardom combined with their youth give them a mix of talented players that should help the team stay relevant for quite a while.
They can improve further this offseason if need be as well.
Having two exceptions, one that goes up to $17.2 million, could help enhance the Warriors already uber-talented roster. To be fair, in order for this team to have a championship roster, they only need a few pieces, and they could easily come in the form of players on a veteran’s minimum contract as well.
A couple more shooters, additional depth, and some help in the frontcourt would all be things Golden State should consider this offseason. However, at what cost will they entertain those ideas?
Forbes’ Patrick Murray wrote that using such extensions could cost up to an extra $120 million, especially with the salary cap looking to change due to the league’s decline in revenue caused by coronavirus.
Majority owner Joe Lacob has the money that he could provide, but giving his businessman-like traits, he’d likely do what it takes to make this team a championship-winning organization — he’s always done that and has reiterated that mindset time and time again.
They’re already there though, and the addition of a James Wiseman-like player may be all they really need to get back to the top.
Jordan Poole and Eric Paschall showed that they are solid contributors. Curry and Thompson will be healthy. Green will have some energy after this entended rest. The team is hopeful that Kevon Looney will be healthy again.
The Warriors don’t need much to rival with some of the league’s best, and a mid-level star may not do much to fix the problems at hand. Winning the lottery and bringing in an impactful rookie may be all it takes, and if that is it, it’ll save the Warriors quite a bit of money this offseason.