On the opposite end of the doom-and-gloom spectrum is the notion that the Warriors are so good they will force other teams into a kind of meek submission. Because there’s a dominant team, the rest of the league will consider transactions, remember that the Warriors exist and then shrug because nothing matters anymore. So there will be 29 versions of the Washington Generals, run by Eeyore front offices.
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Come on. No one is in a front-office job with white flags in mind.
Womens Mitch Morse Jersey I think that is a little offensive to everyone else in the league, one general manager told Sporting News. If there is a player we want or someone comes to us with a trade, do you think that we’re going to say, ‘well, that sounds good, but the Warriors are too talented so we’re not going to make that trade or sign that guy.’ That’s silly.
The Lakers and Celtics were both the No. 1 seed in their respective conferences in seven of 10 seasons from 1979-80 to 1988-89, and at least one of the teams was a No. 1 seed every single season in that stretch.
These Warriors could be different. They could keep their egos in check for the next half-decade and not suffer the fate of the Lakers or Heat. They’d still have to work against the luxury tax. It’s possible that the team could re-sign all its free agents this summer — Curry, Durant, supersub Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston — but according to The Vertical’s Bobby Marks, a former front-office exec, the tax bill over the coming four years would be $1.3 billion.
Even for the Warriors’ deep-pocketed owners, that is an exorbitant payment. In addition to the money, being into the tax severely limits the team’s ability to sign new free agents. Essentially, the Warriors would lock into this roster and hope that some of its recent draftees — Kevon Looney, Patrick McCaw, Damian Jones — will continue to develop as rotation contributors.