Golden State Warriors wants to keep “all these guys,” General Manager Bob Myers says as three-way contract resolutions loom

Golden State Warriors wants to keep "all these guys," General Manager Bob Myers says as three-way contract resolutions loom

San Francisco – Golden State Warriors has several major players entering or coming contractual seasons, but as it stands there’s no clear indication if these extensions will be agreed anytime soon.

Jordan Paul He has until October 17 to reach a junior extension agreement but could become a restricted free agent in 2023. Andrew Wiggins He is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of next season, and Draymond Green He has a player option for 2023-24.

“We want all these guys,” Warriors general manager Bob Myers said at a news conference Thursday. “Can we all have it? I don’t know.

“It depends on what the money ends up with. What is needed is what we can eventually do. We are not at the stage of making these decisions yet.

“Some of these decisions may be made in the next two weeks, and some of them may be made in the next seven or eight months.”

Golden State was the most expensive team in NBA history last season, paying nearly $346 million in payroll and luxuries taxes. The Warriors will also be subject to a repeat penalty this season.

In Paul’s case, the Warriors plan to use the October 17 deadline as impetus to reach an agreement. Myers and the front office will be seated with Paul’s representation in early October, after the team returns from pre-season games in Japan.

“Where that’s going to go, I don’t know,” Myers said. “But I know they want to meet. And we want to meet. And then we’ll see what the next two weeks have to offer.”

Myers said he met with the Wiggins and Greene camps, but nothing substantial came of those conversations. With no deadline imminent for Wiggins and Green, these negotiations are likely to happen over the course of the season and into the summer.

But even if no deals are agreed for any of the three players, Myers doesn’t see it becoming an issue behind the scenes.

“The good news for us is that I don’t hear anyone want to leave,” Myers said. “It would be an even worse problem if they said, ‘I don’t want to be here, I’m going out of here at the end of the season’ or ‘trade me.’ Not hearing any of that. The goal is to figure it out as best we can.”

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