SAN FRANCISCO — The Golden State Warriors have several key players entering or coming off contract seasons, but as things stand, there’s no clear indication that those extensions will be agreed upon anytime soon.
Jordan Poole He has until Oct. 17 to come up on a rookie extension contract but can become a restricted free agent in 2023. Andrew Wiggins He will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of this upcoming season, and Draymond Green He has a player option for 2023-24.
“We need all these guys,” Warriors general manager Bob Myers said at a news conference Thursday. “Can we get them all? I don’t know.
“It depends on where the money ends up. What we are asking is what we can do. We are not yet at a point to make these decisions.
“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 nearly $346 million in salary and luxury taxes. The Warriors will face repeated penalties this season.
In Poole’s case, the Warriors plan to use the Oct. 17 deadline as a driving force to reach an agreement. After the team returns from preseason games in Japan, Mayer and his front office will sit down with Poole’s representative in early October.
“I don’t know where this is going,” Myers said. “But I know they want to meet. And we want to meet. And then we’ll see what the next two weeks bring us.”
Myers said he met with Wiggins and Green’s camps, but nothing significant came of those conversations. Because there is no deadline for Wiggins and Green, those negotiations will likely take place over the winter and into the summer.
But even though no deals have been made for the trio, Myers doesn’t appear to be 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 out of here at the end of the season,” or ‘trade me,’ that would be a worse problem. Not hearing any of that. The goal is to know as much as we can.”