Could Golden State Warriors lose key architect to dynasty period?

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 16: General manager Bob Myers of the Golden State Warriors hugs head coach Steve Kerr after defeating the Boston Celtics 103-90 in Game Six of the 2022 NBA Finals at TD Garden on June 16, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 16: General manager Bob Myers of the Golden State Warriors hugs head coach Steve Kerr after defeating the Boston Celtics 103-90 in Game Six of the 2022 NBA Finals at TD Garden on June 16, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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While Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, even head coach Steve Kerr, may have been the key faces of this Golden State Warriors dynasty, it’s general manager Bob Myers who’s been the architect behind the dominance.

Myers has been the key pillar to every transaction the Warriors have made since being promoted to GM in 2012 — perhaps most notably the acquisition of Kevin Durant in the 2016 offseason. However, the franchise could be in risk of losing Myers as he nears the end of his current contract.

Viewed as one of the best general manager’s in the NBA, Golden State Warriors’ Bob Myers is without a new contract beyond this season.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski highlighted the fact over the weekend, outlining that the Warriors and Myers were yet to agree to a new deal past June.

"“Golden State ownership and Myers — a two-time NBA Executive of the Year — have had conversations on a new contract, but those talks appear to be on hiatus, sources said.”“While there are still several months for the sides to reach an agreement, Myers’ status without a new deal is somewhat unique in the marketplace. Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri — another championship-level executive — did have his contract come down to the final weeks before reaching a new deal in 2021”, Wojnarowski wrote."

Golden State Warriors’ general manager Bob Myers with owner Joe Lacob in 2021. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Golden State Warriors’ general manager Bob Myers with owner Joe Lacob in 2021. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

Losing Myers would be an untimely issue for the Warriors who are currently undertaking an audacious two-timeline plan between their ageing core and a slew of talented recent lottery picks.

Golden State won their fourth title in eight years last season, but the two-timeline plan has again come under fire as the reigning champions have somewhat stumbled to a 14-13 record so far this season. An underwhelming start from number two overall pick James Wiseman saw him benched and sent for a G League stint, while another lottery pick in Moses Moody has also spent time out of the rotation.

Myers could have his hands full at the trade deadline as a result, although there’s no major indication that Golden State will move on from their young players and the long-term goal of sustained success. The front office will have been ecstatic with the recent form of last year’s number seven overall pick in Jonathan Kuminga, while Wiseman has produced two dominant games in the G League over recent days. 

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Who would theoretically replace Myers is anyone’s guess, and not really a question that needs to be delved into just yet. As the 47-year-old told ESPN, “my entire focus is on the season and the team.”