NBA Insider Outlines Warriors’ Grim Financial Future if They Don’t Make Changes

If the Warriors intend to re-sign their entire veteran core, their financial situation will be unbelievable as ESPN’s Brian Windhorst outlines just how dire it will be.

“I think what you have here is a really difficult period for the Warriors; they’re facing a payroll if they re-sign Draymond Green to any reasonable number, they’re looking at nearly $500 million dollars next year in payroll and luxury taxes. $500 million, this would be the most expensive team in the history of professional sports, and that team finished sixth this year,” Windhorst outlines on The Rich Eisen Show. “I’m not sure I want to spend 500 million dollars on a sixth-place team.

“You have a situation where Draymond is prepared for an extension, you have Klay Thompson, who’s one year off from the extension, and I’m sure is going to want to be taken care of; you have Steve Kerr, who is in the final year of his contract and I’m sure is going to want to be taken care of, and this is why there’s a life cycle on dynasties you reach either age out, or you get too expensive.”

On top of their finance woes, Golden State’s GM Bob Myers is stepping away after 11 seasons.

Myers helped the team to four championships and the reason he gave for stepping down was that the time commitment was too much.

Many NBA fans are calling BS on this and instead suggesting that Myers doesn’t want to go down with the sinking ship that is the Warriors franchise.

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However, these scary salary cap restrictions outlined under the new CBA don’t seem to bother Warriors governor Joe Lacob at all.

“I’m not gong to comment of the roster very much because we have a lot of work to do, obviously,” Lacob said during Myers’ press conference. “And we have time…We’re going to win no matter what. I don’t care what the rules are. We’re going to figure out a way to do it.”

One thing is for sure, it will certainly be an interesting summer in Golden State.

Stay tuned for more.