After a disappointing second-round exit in the 2023 NBA Playoffs, the Golden State Warriors face a plethora of decisions heading into a crucial offseason. The issue? The person making those decisions faces one himself.
Bob Myers’ contract concludes at the end of June, and there’s been no further agreement between the franchise and its President of Basketball Operations. If the 48-year-old does leave, it would create a seismic hole given Myers has played architect of four NBA championships and nine playoff appearances in his 11 years as general manager.
The potential departure of Bob Myers isn’t going to aid the Golden State Warriors’ hopes of re-signing Draymond Green should he become a free agent.
Myers’ potential departure could create further issues for Golden State, particularly given the relationships that he’s curated at the franchise for more than a decade. That includes the core three core of Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, along with head coach Steve Kerr.
Speaking on ‘The Draymond Green Show’ in response to an article by the The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the former Defensive Player of the Year spoke candidly in addressing the increasing likelihood that the Warriors and Myers would part ways.
Green went into great detail in regard to his relationship with Myers, leaving no doubt about his feelings should the two-time Executive of the Year depart Golden State.
"“The possibility that he may not be here does not sit well with me. It’s frustrating. And so to know that he may not be here, that sucks… That hurts, because I’ve appreciated going to work with him every day for the last 11 years and the things that he’s taught me.”"
Myers has been the Warriors’ lone general manager across Green’s time at the franchise, leaving a much less comfortable scenario if the latter’s contract talks are had with a new man in charge. If Myers does depart, that man is likely to be current Vice President of Basketball Operations Mike Dunleavy Jr.
There’s no indication that Myers’ and Green’s corresponding decisions are intertwined, but there’s no doubt that the 33-year-old could be influenced by whether the former chooses to remain at the franchise.
Green has a $27.6 million player option for next season, and will become an unrestricted free agent should he opt out. Teams can start negotiating with free agents on June 30, while contracts can then be signed on July 6.