Despite the fact that the Warriors won’t play again until December at the earliest, they had a chance to sign a player to their roster if they wanted to.
The team stood pat.
The Athletic’s Anthony Slater reported Tuesday that the Warriors decided to let the NBA’s one-week transaction window close without signing anyone.
The transaction window deadline will come and go tonight without the Warriors filling a vacant roster spot, I’m told. No guaranteed money to offer for next season, no approved summer minicamp, no reason to spend. Organization’s attention turns to October draft, free agency.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) July 1, 2020
The Warriors had the ability to sign one player, either for the rest of the 2019-20 season, or to a multi-year contract at the prorated value of the non-taxpayer mid-level exception, which equated to $1,219,837.
But with no games to be played for at least five months, it didn’t make much sense for the Warriors to take on more salary.
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While the Warriors didn’t make a move over the last seven days, they will be busy in the offseason. They possess a valuable $17.2 million trade exception from the Andre Iguodala deal last summer, as well as a top-5 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. They will also be able to add a player with the mid-level exception.
So the Warriors should look a little different when they take the court on opening night next season even if they look the same on July 1.
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NBA rumors: Warriors don’t sign any players during transaction window originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area