The Warriors have won 3 championships in the past 4 years. The problem is that Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Greene will face a renewal sooner or later. This will be an astronomical expenditure. , but Warriors boss Joe – Lacob position does not think this is a problem.
“All good things need to pay a price,” Lakob said in an interview with ESPN reporter Ramona Shelburne. “We will try to renew Clay and Draymond this summer. They have the right to do whatever they want. Maybe they want to wait until they become free agents. I can’t control. But to keep them , we will do anything we can do.”
“We have proven that if we think we are coming to compete for the championship, we will have to pay a luxury tax. No one wants to pay taxes, but we expect to pay. I can tell you that we will sit down and do our plan. Efforts will be made to continue the improvement of the team in the future. There may be many different approaches.”
Durant last year in order to retain the winning team has been reduced salary 10 million US dollars, this renewal he made it clear that they will not pay. Thompson’s father said his son would stay with the Warriors, but is unlikely to renew early.
The Warriors have been overtaxed this season. Even if Thompson and Green do not renew their contract in advance, the Warriors may have to pay another $90.4 million in luxury tax next year, with total spending of $244.5 million. According to the normal renewal approach, by 2020, the Warriors may have to pay close to 200 million U.S. dollars in luxury tax.
The only way to help the boss save some money is to renew the contract in advance, and the second is to reduce the salary. Will they do it like Durant?