Why the Golden State Warriors shouldn’t use their DPE

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The Golden State Warriors have a disabled player exception to use, but the cost for Joe Lacob and company wouldn’t be worth the return.

The main target for the disabled player exception should be either P.J. Tucker or Lou Williams. Both of those two options would add something to the Golden State Warriors dynamic roster that they are locking.

As for Tucker, he would add both gritty, hard-nosed defense and three-point shooting. Having both Tucker and Draymond Green in the frontcourt would spell trouble for the opponent every single night.

Then there’s Lou Williams. the Clippers are looking to rebuild both the locker room and roster. For Williams, he may not be part of said rebuild as the aging sixth man was a defensive liability for times last season.

The Warriors still have some holes on their roster, but there may not be a need to fill them. For starters, any player the Warriors add would likely just give them depth and not add an extra dimension to their roster.

This is only considering the seven or eight-man rotation that head coach Steve Kerr will move to in the postseason. Williams or Tucker or any other option under $9.3 million could contribute quite a bit during the regular season.

The Warriors will end up paying almost quadruple Oubre’s salary in luxury tax penalties.

Do you really think they want to do that with yet another player? The Warriors have four max-level contracts, and adding even another player like Williams who is making just $8 million would have drastic effects on their luxury tax bill. It’s just not worth it.

While they could get a player that would contribute, it’s doubtful they get one that is multi-dimensional and can dominate on both ends of the court.

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