The state of the 2023-24 Warriors roster and tradable assets
Just the basic facts, can you show me where it hurts?
This piece is to collect the basic facts about the roster: who’s coming back, what picks can be traded. I’ll try to keep this updated as more information rolls in.
The state of the roster
Under contract for 2023-24
PG. Stephen Curry, Jordan Poole, Ryan Rollins
SG. Klay Thompson, Moses Moody
SF. Andrew Wiggins, Jonathan Kuminga
PF. Kevon Looney, Patrick Baldwin Jr.
C. Gary Payton II (!?)
Draymond Green, free agent with player option to return for $27.6m
Anthony Lamb, free agent
Ty Jerome (TW)
cut from playoff roster
might be redundant with Ryan Rollins
Lester Quinones (TW)
Donte DiVincenzo, free agent with player option 6/29/23
will surely decline player option $4.7m
By the old rules, GSW can only offer him a Non-Bird re-signing of a 20% raise to $5.64m/yr or use a mid-level exception.
By the new rules, apparently the Warriors are over the super-apron and will have NO cap exceptions.
JaMychal Green, free agent
can probably get a bigger role elsewhere
Andre Iguodala, free agent
old, has a venture capital career going
First Round Picks
2023 - Own
Can only trade if they get a 1st round pick back in 2023 or 2024, since they may not have 2024 or 2025 picks, by Ted Stepian Rule
Could do some fancy trade by picking for an another team with understanding of a future trade, but these invite great uncertainty.
2024 - 1-4 Own; 5-30 to MEM
2025 - 1 Own; 2-30 to MEM if not already settled
2026 - To MEM if not already settled
2027 - Own
These are the first 1st round picks GSW could trade. However, depending on the new CBA and how far GSW is over the cap, they might be disallowed from trading this far in the future.
2028 - Own
2029 - Own
Second Round Picks
2023 - To CLE (via NOP to UTH to CLE to DET)
2024 - 31-55 to HOU (via ATL); 56-60 to CLE (via ATL to HOU)
2025 - More favorable of GOS and WAS to DET then other to WAS (via DET swap of GOS for WAS (via BRK)); CHA 56-60
2026 - To ATL; ATL
2027 - Own
2028 - To POR; ATL
2029 - Own
Trade Machines and other references
FanSpo is the best cap-aware trade machine that I’ve found.
I use Basketball-Reference for salary and transaction information. Sometimes I check out Spotrac because the contract tables look cool, but often it’s more confusing than helpful.
In addition to Basketball Reference, Cleaning The Glass, Bball Index, Dunks and Threes are interesting sites to get quick scouting reports of a player.
Dub Nation HQ is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.
How many games a year do you think a coach is worth? Let's put it this way. Suppose a certain team will, with the league average coach, win 45 games this year. If we give them the worst coach you know of, or fits them worst, how many games would they win? And if we gave them the best possible coach, how many would they win?
(By "coach" let's assume "coaching staff")
So, some think Jordan would be more Curry than Westbrook if the punch hadn’t derailed him?
I love this narrative, even if I don’t think it’s true. Let another team believe they can rehab JP, ala Wiggins to Warriors. We may get someone back who can defend (or has one year left on his contract). Because, whatever JP may have lost in offensive mojo this year that they’d like to blame on the punch, he is the same wanting player on the other side of the court. Our offense starts with stops and I’ll take GP2 all day - along side the core. Poole’s contract will hamstring us for years if he stays. I don’t see sufficient maturity to believe he will change.
- prove me a fool Mr Poole. I’d love to be wrong.