The Golden State Warriors have openly announced their faith in a second dynasty, extending both Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins to massive contracts.
Yes, after a summer of speculation, the Dubs decided to quell all rumors as soon as possible by getting two of their most important players inked for the foreseeable future.
For Poole, a four-year $140 million dollar deal is exactly what the 23-year-old guard needed to put the recent controversy behind him. He’s committed to the long haul and it’s clear both the Warriors and Poole believe they will be able to forget about that practice sooner rather than later.
Meanwhile, Wiggins snags another payday by agreeing to a four-year, $109 million dollar extension with a player option included in the final year. A bit lower than Poole’s but still a massive win for the first-time All-Star.
The Golden State Warriors appear to be comfortable footing the bill if it means keeping the core intact for another dynasty run.
The Warriors’ front office has certainly done everything in its power to ensure the Warriors remain a title contender, preparing to spend $483 million in salary and luxury tax next season. An absurd number.
Will it be worth it? Golden State seems to think so.
Wiggins has blossomed into an elite 3-and-D threat, averaging 18.3 points and 8.8 rebounds in the 2022 NBA Finals.
It only makes sense the Warriors would lock Wiggins into a deal for the rest of his prime. Without Wiggins, the Dubs do not win a championship.
Poole is as integral to the Warriors’ future as anyone else. A young, high-scoring guard with unlimited potential on offense is the exact type of player you’d hope can carry the torch from Stephen Curry.
On the horizon, extensions for Draymond Green and Klay Thompson loom over the Warriors. But for now? The front office has signaled they have the ultimate faith in this current core.