The Warriors will have difficult decisions to make regarding their finances this offseason as they have a $17.2 million trade exception at their disposal as well.
While Joe Lacob and the team’s dedicated ownership group has already done what it takes to win, this fight will be a different one than they’ve seen before. To rebuild the Warriors dynasty and replace part of Kevin Durant’s production will be no easy task.
They have the avenues in place to make big changes this offseason if they think it’ll be good for the organization in the long run.
There will be three main chips the team has at their expense — the mid-level exception, the aforementioned trade exception, and the team’s top-five guaranteed 2020 first-round pick.
All have the ability to bring in talent that could be paramount to the team’s future. While the first two will be more short-term solutions, the thought is that this team will be in Finals contention next season with minor improvements.
What would a player on a $17 million salary bring to the organization? Would it make them that much more of a title contender? Most people would say yes with it largely being dependent on who they’ll be looking to bring in.
That said, let’s dive into three guards that will be free agents at the end of the season and could significantly help this team throughout at least the 2020-2021 season.