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Golden State Warriors Trade Chris Paul and Wiggins for Paul George

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The Warriors are reportedly considering trading Chris Paul and Andrew Wiggins to acquire Paul George.

The Golden State Warriors attempted to alternate for Paul George from the Los Angeles Clippers. Earlier than he determined to opt out of his agreement and grow to be a free agent.

According to Tim Kawakami of The Athletic the Warriors’ change offers covered special combos of players. This combo with Chris Paul Andrew Wiggins Jonathan Kuminga Moses Moody and a future first round select.

Instead of accepting the trade Paul George chose to opt out of his contract and explore free agency. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium George plans to meet with the Clippers Philadelphia 76ers and Orlando Magic when free agency begins. Both the Sixers and Magic have enough cap space to sign George directly.

The Clippers and Paul George were trying to agree on a settlement extension for months with out achievement. George wishes a four yr max agreement however the Clippers have most effective provided a 3 yr $149.7 million deal just like the only Kawhi Leonard signed in January.

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This has caused a standoff with free organization beginning quickly. The Clippers risking dropping George for nothing if they do not meet his demands. Clippers president Lawrence Frank advised journalists that the crew desires to keep Paul George. But the new collective bargaining settlement impacts their budget.

“This is a business and the new CBA impacts teams like us Frank said. When your best players are in their 30s and you’re trying to build a sustainable team it makes a difference.

“If there was no CBA team owner Steve Ballmer would spend freely. But with the new CBA it’s not just about the money. It’s about building a sustainable team and keeping the flexibility to make trades. This requires making very tough decisions.”

As the team stands now the Clippers are about $54.1 million below the first tax limit. And $65 million below the second limit. Re signing Paul George would bring them close to the first limit not even considering the possible return of James Harden. If they bring back both Harden and George they would exceed the second limit greatly limiting their future roster flexibility.

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The CBA has also put financial pressure on the Warriors. Because of this Klay Thompson will likely leave in free agency this summer due to financial reasons. Golden State has been the NBA’s most high-priced team in recent years but proprietor Joe Lacob has said he wants to avoid paying the luxurious tax.

Failing to acquire George leaves the Warriors with a tough choice. They could drop below the luxury tax by releasing Chris Paul’s $30 million contract but that would probably mean the team would be in the NBA draft lottery for a long time.

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