Samurai wrote:A 5-year extension next year that would seriously hinder our finances until he is 35 years old would be an unwise move. If he won't take the 4/100, I think we need to look at moving him for assets.
Who cares about anything past the next 3 years. Once Steph is 34 we are basically done. The only question is do Steph, Klay and Draymond retire with the Warriors or do we ship them out so we could get better lottery picks sooner.
im not ok with 'just being another PO team'...if we pay Dray the max we effectively shut down our window
im okay with the 4/100 I think that's a good deal, anything more and it's not a good investment. his game is not gonna age well at all.
Draymond is worth more to the Warriors than to other teams. Getting a player of equal talent to Draymond back for Draymond knocks the Warriors out of championship contention until after Steph and Klay's' salaries are gone. We are over the salary cap so star free agents can't sign with the Warriors.
The Warriors championship window should be closed in 3 or 4 years unless the Warriors can find their Tony Parker, Manu and Kawhi. Finding our Tony Parker, Manu and Kawhi is improbable.
So, as a fan, I don't care about overpaying Draymond and hurting a future Warrior team that will be out of the championship Window anyway. If all markets were equal and half of the champions won 2 championships then gap between a team's championship eras should be about 45 years. Luckily for Warriors fans the Warriors are a big market team but still even in a smaller league the Warriors fans had to wait 40 years between championships. If championships are what matters you don't worry about overpaying people while you are in your championship window.
Overpayed Draymond and filler plus 4 1st round draft picks might get us Giannis 2 years from now. But I actually feel loyalty towards Draymond and am confused by the fans that seem to want him gone. I get it that he is imatature and out of control in some ways but I think the Warriors would lack part of their team chemistry if he were gone. Will Klay and Steph put pressure on Burks to play defense?
Draymond and Steph and Klay are worth more together than they are separately. Steph will be doubled unless his teammates must be guarded. Steph needs to dump the ball to a good passer. Klay is best coming off screens. A non-shooting center is best setting screens and rolling to the hoop. Draymond's offensive value is maximized when his passing ability is needed.
On defense Steph help and gambles and is succeptable to being beat off the dribble. Having Draymond mitigates StephS defensive weakness and allows Steph to maximize his defensive strengths. Steph, Klay and Draymond know how to play together to a degree that other teams can only dream about.
Tell Draymond that we will match any offer other teams make in free agency. Offer him a long generous contract with a player option to opt out if he wants to extend early.
We will not be likely to get equal value for Draymond if we trade him.
Mylie10 wrote:You trade Draymond and the championship window slams shut.
East Bay Sports wrote:Pay
he needs to retire with this org. Anything less is unacceptable