Biggest Offseason Move
Again, the Warriors offseason wasn’t predicated on doing a whole lot, though they did have a bit of housekeeping to take care of. Golden State was able to trade veteran big man David Lee and unload his massive contract off of their books and in turn eventually add a possible frontcourt contributor off of the bench in Jason Thompson.
However, the biggest move for the Warriors this offseason bar none was that they were able to come to terms with a massive extension with forward Draymond Green. After it seemed like the deal might fall through in the early goings of negotiations, the Warriors were ultimately able to lock up the Defensive Player of the Year runner-up to a five-year, $82 million deal.
While you can argue all day about whether not Draymond Green is worth north of $16 million per year in a vacuum, he’s worth it to this Warriors team. His attitude and capabilities as a defender make him one of the motors for this team and his progression is one of the reasons that the Warriors progressed to the point of winning the title last season.
Biggest Offseason Mistake
Honestly, it’s difficult to say that the Warriors did anything this offseason that could be considered a mistake. They largely stood pat, extended players that they wanted and needed to retain, unloaded David Lee, added a quality piece to their bench, and signed other key bench players to short-team, cost-effective deals. What is there to say negatively about a team that had a historically great season and chose to stand pat? The answer is not much.
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