The player the Warriors want to sign for 80 million!

Eager to fight for the title in the years to come, the Golden State franchise is not afraid to take out the checkbook to satisfy its needs. With this in mind, a member of the current roster could well be offered a golden deal this summer! This will be something to delight Stephen Curry, a big fan of the player.

Second best record in the league behind Phoenix, the Warriors (42 wins for 17 losses) are well placed to approach the playoffs from April. Despite their ongoing two-game losing streak, there’s not too much to worry about for the Bay men who are a very serious client for the Finals. Stephen Curry picked up Klay Thompson in the backcourt, and the latter’s revving could be a real X-factor for them.

However, beyond the current campaign, the Dubs’ front office is also thinking about the future and how to stay in the heights of the Western conference in the long term. For this, GM Bob Myers and his team are ready to put money on the table, a lot of money even. Paying the luxury tax is not really a problem! As Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicleone of the objectives of the 2022 off-season will be to extend a member of Steve Kerr’s squad:

Jordan Poole soon extended to the Warriors?

The Warriors will try to sign Poole to a multi-year extension this summer, which would allow them to avoid having to deal with him during restricted free agency in 2023. Keith Smith, a salary cap expert for Spotrac , estimates that this contract will be of the order of four years and 80 million dollars.

Holder until the return of Thompson last January, the Californian nugget is having a very satisfactory season for the moment with 16 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists on average. Curry had no hesitation in describing him as his new co-star at the start of the season and should therefore be delighted with the decision of its leaders, who intend to keep the guy for the long term. It would in any case have a real good alternative behind the Splash Brothers, especially in terms of scoring.

However, the amount remains quite high and to be able to achieve this, GS will most certainly have to make concessions. Some players with contracts expiring in the short or medium term will be asked to pack their bags, despite their contribution. However, as Letourneau affirms, one of them could well be Andrew Wiggins, another big surprise of the current campaign and whose lease ends at the end of the 2022-23 financial year:

Wiggins’ days in San Francisco may be numbered. Few doubt that he deserves a maximum second contract after his All-Star Game selection, but that might be too much of an expense for a team with so many other financial obligations.

The Warriors have no problem letting go of greenbacks to stay at the top level, and remain faithful to a policy carried out for 10 years: to retain promising young elements. After Curry, Thompson or even Draymond Green, Jordan Poole could well be the next.

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