SAN FRANCISCO — The Golden State Warriors have several key players on or coming off contract seasons, but there is no clear indication at this point if they will be on an extension any time soon.
Jordan Poole has until Oct. 17 to sign a rookie extension, but could become a restricted free agent in 2023. Andrew Wiggins will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the upcoming season, and Draymond Green has a player option. 2023-24.
“We want all those guys,” Warriors general manager Bob Myers said at a news conference Thursday. “Are we going to get them all? I don’t know.
“It depends on what the money ends up being. The question is what we can do in the end. We’re not at that point yet to make those decisions.
“Some of these decisions may be made in the next two weeks, some in the next seven, eight months.”
Golden State was the most expensive team in NBA history last season, paying about $346 million in salary and luxury taxes. The Warriors will also face a replay penalty this season.
For Poole, the Warriors plan to use the Oct. 17 deadline to reach an agreement. Myers and the front office will sit down with the Poole front office in early October after the team returns from their pre-season games in Japan.
“Where it’s going, I don’t know,” 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 has met with Wiggins and Green’s camps, but nothing significant came of those conversations. With no imminent deadline for Wiggins and Green, those negotiations will likely take place during the offseason and into the summer.
But even if none of the three players are dealt, Myers doesn’t see that becoming an issue behind the scenes.
“The good news for us is that I don’t hear anybody wanting to leave,” Myers said. “It would be a worse problem if they said, ‘I don’t want to be here, I’m leaving at the end of the season’ or ‘Trade me’. Haven’t heard of that. The goal is to figure it out as best we can.”