Golden State Warriors want to keep ‘all of them,’ says GM Bob Myers as contract deals falter


SAN FRANCISCO — Several key players for the Golden State Warriors are, or will be, entering contract seasons, but it’s unclear whether those extensions will be agreed upon anytime soon.

Jordan Poole has a rookie contract extension until Oct. 17, but can become a restricted free agent in 2023. Andrew Wiggins is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this upcoming season, and Draymond Green has a player option. 2023-24.

“We all want to,” Warriors general manager Bob Myers said at a news conference Thursday. “Is everyone available? I don’t know.

“It depends on what the money will be. The question is what we can get done. We’re not in a position to make those decisions yet.

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

Golden State was the most expensive team in NBA history last season, paying approximately $346 million in salary and luxury taxes. The Warriors will also be subject to a repeater penalty this season.

In Poole’s case, the Warriors plan to use the Oct. 17 deadline as the impetus to reach an agreement. Myers and the front office will sit down with Poole’s representation in early October after the team returns from its preseason games in Japan.

“Where it’s going to go, I don’t know,” Myers said. “But I know they want to meet. We want to meet. We’ll see what the next two weeks bring us.”

Myers said he met with the Wiggins and Green camps but nothing substantial came of those conversations. With no immediate deadline for Wiggins and Green, those negotiations will take place during the offseason and into the summer.

But while no contracts have been agreed upon for any of the three players, Myers doesn’t see that becoming a problem behind the scenes.

“The good news for us is that I haven’t heard of anyone wanting to leave,” Myers said. “If they say, ‘I don’t want to be here, I’m leaving at the end of the season’ or ‘Trade me,’ that would be a bad problem. Not hearing that. The goal is to figure it out as soon as we can.”


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