Devastating injuries to Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson marred the NBA Finals, and the Warriors now enter one of the toughest offseasons the organization has ever had to navigate. The Warriors are set to move into a lavish new arena in San Francisco at the start of next season, and but coach Steve Kerr said Friday that Golden State will have a very different look for the 2019-20 season.
Klay Thompson, who suffered an ACL tear in Game 6 on Thursday, will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the month. Kevin Durant, who tore his Achilles in Game 5, has the ability to opt out of the final year of his Warriors contract and become a free agent – but he’ll be out for the entirety of the next season.
It has been reported by ESPN’s Brian Windhorst that the Warriors will offer max contracts to both Durant and Thompson. While Durant’s plans are unknown, Thompson will be back with the Warriors next season, according to his dad, two-time NBA champion Mychal Thompson. Thompson told the San Francisco Chronicle’s Connor Letourneau that there is “no question” that his son will re-sign with the Warriors this summer.
Okazaki signs one-year deal at Malaga
Tuesday July 30, 2019
Segunda Division outfit Malaga have snapped up free agent Shinji Okazaki. Premier League winner Shinji Okazaki has signed for Spanish side Malaga after leaving Leicester City on a free transfer. The Japan international moves to the Segunda Division outfit on a one-year deal and becomes the first Asian player in Malaga's history. Okazaki, 33, departed Leicester […]
Just spoke with Klay Thompson's father, Mychal, who said there's "no question" Klay will re-sign with the Warriors. Golden State is expected to still offer him a full five-year maximum deal.
— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) June 14, 2019
Club make u-turn over stance on Tottenham player, Pochettino waiting for his transfer
Tuesday July 30, 2019
Three days ago, Mundo Deportivo explained Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is so ‘stubborn’ with signing Manchester United’s Paul Pogba that he’s ruled out Christian Eriksen as an alternative to the Frenchman. Mundo covered those claims after receiving information from Real Madrid’s board. AS on Tuesday claims otherwise. The Tottenham Hotspur star is not ruled out as […]
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If Durant and Thompson both remain in Golden State, the biggest question is how much money will Warriors ownership be willing to spend to replenish the roster, given that the Warriors would be down two superstars for the majority of the year.
Draymond Green has one year remaining on his contract, but if Golden State signs Durant and Thompson to max deals, the Warriors could be on the hook for a projected $175 million tax payment, according to Warriors Wire. The Warriors have been willing to pay luxury tax in the past, but such a bill would be triple what the team paid in luxury tax this season.
Warriors owner Joe Lacob, however, has said that money isn’t an issue, and the team will pay players “what they deserve.”
Via The Athletic:
“We can do whatever we want (financially). And you should expect that that’s not going to be a reason this team … doesn’t stay great going forward. We have the capital to pay our players what they deserve. And we will.”
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The Portuguese press usually gets a lot of stick for encouraging transfers that don’t always happen, but we should also pay attention when they do the opposite. Today, newspaper Record brings a headline saying ‘Keizer counts on Bruno’, meaning the Sporting manager expects the midfielder to play against Benfica this weekend. Record brings some information […]
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