The Golden State Warriors better act fast if they want to utilize their $17 million dollar trade exception before it expires in October.
It’s been over 100 days since the Golden State Warriors played in a basketball game. Though this time off has felt like a century, the NBA will begin rapidly resuming the season and preparing for the next one soon. This leaves little time for the Warriors to negotiate with their $17 million dollar trade exception.
The Dubs will want to make the most of their TE as it is one of the only opportunities they will have to add more talent due to their cap situation. The mid-level exception offers another $6 million for signing purposes but the trade exception is where they can really make a splash.
The only problem is, the TE expires on October 24. In coordination with other important dates around the league, this doesn’t give the Dubs much time to work out a deal.
The NBA plans to resume the 2019-20 season on July 31st in Orlando. By October 13, a champion will be crowned. Shortly after, the NBA Draft will be held followed by a free agency period. Then, training camp will begin and the next season will tip off in early December.
Assuming the 22 teams that are currently entering the bubble will be focused primarily on playing in Orlando rather than discussing potential trades, this leaves an incredibly small window for the Dubs to negotiate. Of course, there are the other seven teams that won’t be heading to Orlando, but those teams don’t have much to offer the Warriors.
Instead, the Warriors will have about a month to orchestrate a deal. All while they are looking at prospects for the 2020 NBA Draft and preparing to sign someone with their MLE in November. It’s going to be a hectic few months for the Warriors but soon we will see them back at full strength.