Warriors have some paring down to do with roster

July 3, 2012, 4:04 pm
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General manager BobMyers said on Monday that he doesnt foresee the Warriors being big players inthe free-agent market. He indicated the Warriors are unwilling to enter intothe luxury tax area, and so many players are outside the teams price range.The Warriors have 19players on their current roster, although not all of them are under contract. Certain players almost assuredly won't be back while others have a chance.Heres a look at where the Warriors stand. Keep in mind, the maximum number ofplayers a team can have under contract is 15.HarrisonBarnes: He looks to be the Warriors long-term answer at smallforward. The Warriors can keep Barnes under their control for up to fouryears.AndrisBiedrins: He has one more guaranteed year, and then Biedrins has anearly termination option for 2013-14. At this point, hard to see Biedrinswalking away from 9 million after next season.AndrewBogut: The Warriors have Bogut under contract for two more years.Bogut will make 13 million this season and 14 million in 2013-14.StephenCurry: Curry is eligible for an extension this summer, but both sidesagree that wont happen not until and unless Curry can put some games underhis belt. Still, Curry is under contract this season, and the Warriors canoffer him a qualifying offer at seasons end so hell become a restricted freeagent.FestusEzeli: At this point, Ezeli may very well be the first big man offthe bench. Hell compete for that job with Andris Biedrins and Jeremy Tyler atthis point.DraymondGreen: As a second-round player, Green might not get a guaranteedcontract. But even if his contract for 2012-13 isnt guaranteed, hes going totake up a roster spot.RichardJefferson: He is set to make 10-plus million in 2012-13, andJefferson has a player option for 2013-14 at 11-plus million. Tough to seeJefferson walking away from that kind of money.CharlesJenkins: Jenkins contract is not guaranteed for the upcoming season.But the Warriors like Jenkins, and hell be under contract come the start ofthe season.David Lee:He has four years and 57 million remaining on his deal. No otherWarriors player is under contract any longer or for any more money thanLee.BrandonRush: Rush is a restricted free agent, meaning the Warriors arewaiting for a team to come to him with an offer. If and when they do, theWarriors can match it and keep Rush if they want. The Warriors can also simplysign Rush to a contract this offseason. But the Warriors want to keephim.KlayThompson: Thompson, entering his second year, is penciled in as thestarting shooting guard. The Warriors have him under their control for up tothree more years.JeremyTyler: Tyler had a luke-warm rookie season, but his contract isguaranteed for 2012-13. Hell fight for minutes with Festus Ezeli andBiedrins.ChrisWright: With the drafting of Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green,Wrights future is cloudy, at best. He is not guaranteed for the upcomingseason.DorellWright: He is under contract for one year at very reasonable money.But with a glut at the small forward spot, Wright is being mentioned in tradetalks.OTHERSMickell Gladness:He chipped in late last year, but Gladness isnt expectedback.Ongjen Kuzmic:The Warriors' No. 52 selection in this years draft will remainoverseas for now and not occupy a roster spot.MikkiMoore: Moore is not expected to return unless, the Warriors get hitby the injury bug again down the road.DominicMcGuire: Its going to be tricky for the Warriors to re-sign McGuire.Theyre not playing with a lot of money, and McGuire could eventually drawinterest from a team needing a specialist.NateRobinson: Hes an unrestricted free agent and not likely toreturn.

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