Will Warriors stay intact? What Andrew Wiggins, Jordan Poole, others are saying

The Golden State Warriors will continue to celebrate their NBA Finals win over the Boston Celtics well into the offseason, but with free agency set to begin at the start of the new league year on July 1, significant decisions regarding the retention of key role players are imminent.

Golden State, which had the highest payroll in the NBA last season, projects to have a record-breaking luxury tax payment next season. With that said, it might be difficult for the team to match any high offers for their top free agents, but majority owner Joe Lacob and general manager Bob Myers aren’t afraid to spend when necessary and will be looking to bring back as much of the championship roster as possible. And to no surprise, the players in question are looking to build on last season’s success.

Among Warriors starters, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson are eligible for contract extensions this offseason, but the team will likely prioritize Andrew Wiggins after the first-time All-Star had a breakout postseason at both ends of the court and was an integral part of Golden State’s Finals win.

Wiggins is eligible for an extension from July 6 through June 30 for up to four years, $172.2 million and is set to make $33.6 million next season. If Golden State chooses not to extend Wiggins this offseason, he’ll become an unrestricted free agent in 2023.

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