Offseason Salary Cap Digest: Golden State Warriors

The Warriors, coming off a record-setting season and poised to earn a second consecutive title if they can win one of two games this week against the Cavaliers, are in a pretty good spot. The team’s three most important players – Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Stephen Curry – remain under contract for 2016/17, and their salaries are very affordable, given how much they’ve contributed on the court over the last couple seasons.

Still, Golden State will have some decisions to make this offseason. The team has four players headed for unrestricted free agency, with four more eligible for restricted free agency, including Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli. Is Barnes worth a near-max salary if the Warriors can’t lure top free agent target Kevin Durant to the Bay Area? With Curry due for a max contract of his own in 2017, the Dubs’ core will start to get very expensive very soon, so it’s not a given that pricey complementary players like Barnes, Andre Iguodala, and Andrew Bogut will be around for the long term.

See how Golden State’s cap situation looks for 2016/17 as Hoops Rumors continues its offseason salary cap digest series.

Guaranteed Salary

Player Options

  • None

Team Options

  • None

Non-Guaranteed Salary

  • Shaun Livingston ($2,782,450) — Partial guarantee; guaranteed portion listed above1

Restricted Free Agents (Qualifying Offers/Cap Holds)

Unrestricted Free Agents (Cap Holds)

Other Cap Holds

Projected Salary Cap: $92,000,000


  1. Livingston’s full $5,782,450 salary will become guaranteed if he’s still on the roster beyond June 30th.

The Basketball Insiders salary pages were used in the creation of this post.

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3 thoughts on “Offseason Salary Cap Digest: Golden State Warriors

  1. ozzie

    I’ve heard and been hearing for some time now that Curry’s wanting to finish up his career playing closer to home, near his family and for his favorite team while growing up, watching his dad play That team being The Charlotte Hornets. When contract time comes, GS will be at a realignment stage with free agents, movements, caps, and max outs. This I’d think would be to the makings of Curry’s decision, to move on and enjoy what’s left.

    • stevep-4

      He aint goin nowhere, keep dreaming Hornets fan. Maybe if he rips his ACL.

  2. your concur

    If GS continues to be this successful Curry will continue to play for GS.

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