Sport Warriors bizarrely only NBA team with no pending 2020 free agents

06:50  05 july  2020
06:50  05 july  2020 Source:   nbcsports.com

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Who are the upcoming NBA free agents to watch? Here's our team -by- team look at all the players who can and will hit free agency over the next two seasons. Golden State Warriors . 2020 . None.

/ The 2019 NBA free agent class is loaded with elite stars who will change the balance of power in the league for many years. The 2020 class isn't shaping up to be quite as strong, but there are still several really good players who teams will covet if they hit the open market. Let's take an early look at the top

Warriors bizarrely only NBA team with no pending 2020 free agents originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

To say the Warriors had a rough season in 2019-20 is an understatement. The team ended the season with a 15-50 record, and stars Steph Curry and Klay Thompson missed almost the entire season with injuries.

They do, however, find themselves alone in one very unique category when it comes to the current roster.

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13 players under contract, all of them extending into next season. But the Warriors didn't begin the season that way. This was the Golden State roster when training camp opened in September of 2019.

From the current roster, Curry, Thompson, Draymond Green and Kevon Looney all entered the 2019-20 season with multiple years remaining on their contracts.

NBA free agency: Warriors could target these big men for next season

  NBA free agency: Warriors could target these big men for next season Which big man will the Warriors pursue in this year's unique free agency period?The Warriors will go into the 2020-21 season with positional needs to shore up their depth if they intend to make a run at the title. If Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are healthy next season, the front office will have to mix and match with what they already have filling out the roster.

The 2020 free agent class is nowhere near what we saw last summer, especially after a rash of extensions during the offseason. Aside from Anthony Davis, no superstar will hit the market.

Word travels in the NBA , and the Warriors , operating in a wonderful region, have a built a reputation as a fabulous place to work, much less play hoops. The Warriors also intend to add wings, at the cost of a couple centers. Here are five candidates, all unrestricted free agents , listed alphabetically

Jordan Poole, Alen Smailagic and Eric Paschall were 2019 NBA Draft picks and received standard rookie contracts with multiple seasons of team control.

Andrew Wiggins had three years and almost $100 million remaining on his contract when the Warriors acquired him at the NBA trade deadline.

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Ky Bowman signed a multi-year extension with Golden State in February, sources told NBC Sports Bay Area's Monte Poole. Bowman originally started as a two-way player for the Warriors and spent time with the Santa Cruz Warriors in the G League as well.

On the same day Bowman's contract was converted to a standard NBA deal, big man Marquese Chriss also signed a reported multiyear extension with the Warriors. Chriss had been a two-player for a few weeks after being released to make way for Damion Lee, who himself was converted from a two-way player to a full-time member of Golden State's roster.

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NBA free agency was supposed to begin on Wednesday. Instead, we’re talking about resuming the season. But, here is a list of the most intriguing FA's. The salary cap isn’t expected to increase much, if there’s an increase at all, and not many teams have the kind of salary cap space to spend big money.

He’s only scratched the surface of his immense potential and should be in the thick of the race for best player of the decade. One half of the sweetest shooting backcourts in NBA history, Curry and his fellow Splash Brother, Thompson, could make the next All-Decade Team , too.

Local product Juan Toscano-Anderson began the season in Santa Cruz with the Warriors' G League team, playing 31 games there this season before being signed to the Warriors' roster in February on a multi-year deal.

Finally, Mychal Mulder impressed Golden State's front office enough during his 10-day contract that the Warriors inked him to a multi-year deal in an announcement on Mar. 10, just a few days before the league's coronavirus suspension.

Trades could open up roster spots for Myers and the organization, but free agency won't be much of an issue this offseason, as all 13 of the players on the active roster are locked up for next season.

Redskins likely to change name to ‘Washington Warriors’? .
What’s also of note is that there are six pending applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the name Washington Warriors. No pending trademark applications for Washington Redwolves. 6 pending applications with the USPTO for Washington Warriors! pic.twitter.com/xpIrJsBDuZ — Darren Heitner (@DarrenHeitner) July 11, 2020 The Redskins have resisted calls over the years to change their team name. However, pressure intensified in recent weeks from business partners and retailers, leading the team to prepare for a formal switch.

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