Golden State Warriors Saved  $60.6 million in Savings

By: The Trend Wire

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The Golden State Warriors received a lot of flak for allowing Gary Payton II and Otto Porter Jr. leave this offseason

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Choosing to sign Donte DiVincenzo and JaMychal Green in their place.

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Unknown to many, the movements significantly aided the Dubs' financial situation.

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How significant is that difference? As per GSW CBA, it is $60.6 million.

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The Warriors wind up saving $7 million in wages in addition to $52.6 million in luxury tax.

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They agreed to a $6.3 million contract with DiVincenzo and Green.

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They would have spent $14.3 million if they had chosen to keep GPII and OPJ both.

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Owner Joe Lacob highlighted that even though the Warriors have demonstrated a willingness to pay the luxury tax,

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 this does not suggest that they have an unlimited budget to spend anyway they choose.

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There is, in fact, and that is the reason why they were unable to offer new contracts to both Gary Payton II and Otto Porter Jr. when the free agency season started.

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Although losing some of its key championship players may be upsetting for supporters, the Warriors had to make this decision in order to maintain continuity.

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Fortunately, Golden State has a strong roster full of talented players who could use more playing time.

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Moses Moody, Jonathan Kuminga, and James Wiseman, who is coming back, might all play bigger roles.

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Additionally, they have a few rookies who have a good chance of making the 15-man roster and gaining some high-level playing experience.