Report: JP expansion could exceed $ 100 million. New deal for Wiggs too? first appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Now that the Warriors have officially celebrated their fourth NBA championship in eight seasons, it’s time for the tournament to focus on winning one more.
And with a handful of Golden State stars eligible for contract extensions in the coming weeks, majority owner Joe Lacob and general manager Bob Myers can look forward to a busy offseason to keep the team moving forward.
That reportedly means doing everything they can to bring back every key player next season, league sources told the San Francisco Chronicle’s Connor Letourneau. In the same vein, Letourneau said the Warriors are expected to discuss contract extensions with both Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins this summer.
Poole and Wiggins were two key players in the Warriors’ 2022 NBA Finals, so it’s no surprise that the front office reportedly wants to keep them in the Bay.
At just 22 years old, Poole proved invaluable as a key player and off the bench throughout his post-season. He has just turned 23 and has the ability to contribute – and lead – for years to come.
The future is bright, but the eligibility for Poole’s expansion will expire before the start of next season, which means the Warriors will have to act fast to avoid competition from other teams for young talent in 2023.
Letourneau said, citing a league source, that the Warriors’ offer for Poole should probably start in about four years, $ 100 million.
And after Wiggins put numbers that deserve MVP finals against the Boston Celtics (if it weren’t for someone named Steve Carey), Letourno said the first All Star would ask for “nothing less than the maximum.”
“Giving [Wiggins] “Another three or four years after next season, with about $ 37 million a year, would have huge tax implications for the Warriors,” Letourneau wrote. “It may be worthwhile for Golden State to see how it goes in the next 12 months or so before signing another contract with Wiggins. Maybe Wiggins is having a hard time creating his big season after season or maybe Jonathan Kuminga shows he’s ready for a starting job.
“But the fact that the maximum contract extension is even a possibility speaks volumes about how much the Warriors value the Wiggins.”
Along with Poole and Wiggins, both Draymond Green and Clay Thompson will be eligible for contract extensions this summer.
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In addition, the return of free agents such as Kevon Looney, Gary Payton II and Otto Porter Jr. may be accurate, but Letourneau also said the Warriors would like to see Nemanja Bjelica, Damion Lee and Juan Toscano-Anderson return to the Warriors with minimal offers. .
There are countless roster decisions to consider for the Warriors front office this off-season, but their choices so far have contributed to a dynasty that has lasted all these years.
Exactly how the summer will go remains to be seen.
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