How Warriors face Dray, Wiggins, JP contract extensions originally appeared NBC Sports Bay Area
SAN FRANCISCO – The Warriors hold training camp at the Chase Center this weekend, with three of their top six players entering their final season with the franchise.
The Warriors can quickly create harmony by extending all three contracts in the coming weeks. Of course, that will wipe out salaries for 2023-24.
“We want all those people,” president and general manager Bob Myers said Thursday. It all depends on what will end up being, what it will ask of us, what we can do, and we are not at the stage of making those decisions yet.”
The pool’s restricted status would allow the Warriors to respond to any offer he might receive, but they were sufficiently interested in securing the future of the fourth-year guard, and the Oct. 17 deadline.
“I don’t know where it goes,” Myers said. “We know they want to meet, and we want to meet.”
The Warriors see the 23-year-old Poole as a cornerstone of their future. He is the first player under the age of 25 to show his NBA All-Star potential, playing 34 years behind. Stephen Curry and 32 years old Klay Thompson.
This will give the pool considerable leverage, whether it will be used in the next few weeks or next summer. He’s set to make his $3.9 million next season, but there’s a big payday in store after the season. The market for his rookie scale extensions has exceeded $100 million and is approaching $120 million in his four years.
Green’s influence lies primarily in his work. He has been named an All-Star three times, an All-Defensive he has been named to his team four times, has won four champion rings and is the emotional leader of the team. The Warriors will certainly consider his physical toll and the fact that he will turn 33 in his March next year.
Myers said he had been in recent contact with Draymond’s agent, Clutch Sports Group CEO Rich Paul, but it was also clear there was no urgency.
The extension deadline for Green, who is expected to make $25.8 million this season and $27.6 million next season, is not looming. That is if he chooses the final year of his contract.
Unless something changes by the first day of October, the 18-year-old Warriors will likely wait until the end of the season to deal with Draymond’s future.
That’s also the most likely scenario for Wiggins. He is expected to earn his $33.6 million in the final year of his contract. If he gets a second straight All-Star season, he’ll ask for a raise.At 27, he’s physically in his prime.
The biggest factor in Wiggins’ future with the Warriors isn’t his performance, but what the Warriors see from a young player like a second-year forward. Jonathan Kuminga And newcomer Patrick Baldwin Jr.
“I can sit here and say I want this, I want that,” Myers said. may come down in seven or eight months.The information we get at that time will be useful in making them.”
If the Warriors like Kuminga and Baldwin’s progress, it’s almost a given that Wiggins won’t be on the team in 2023-24.
If Draymond doesn’t extend and the front office really likes what it sees from Kuminga and Baldwin, it could affect negotiations with his agent.
“The good news for us is that we don’t hear people wanting to leave,” Myers said. I didn’t ask that, the goal is to do the best we can.
What is clear is that the chances of re-signing Green, Wiggins and Poole, no matter how great their desire or timing, are very small, if not entirely out of the question.