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By next season, Lee certainly will be eager to make his mark in a contract year during which he will receive about $15.5 million as he winds up a six-year deal. Unless Golden State tries to trade him before then. "It's definitely a challenging new role, and tough to find a rhythm sometimes," Lee said. "But I wouldn't trade it for anything with how our team's doing. I just see this as an opportunity to prove that I'm a team guy, prove how much I care about winning." USA Today Sports

March 16, 2015 Updates

Warriors owner Joe Lacob told Bay Area columnist Tim Kawakami last month that the team was prepared to be "very likely very substantially" in the luxury tax next season, which would seem to indicate Golden State's willingness to match any offer for Green. The Warriors have long been rumored to be willing to deal Lee, who'll be entering the last year of his deal next season and would be a valuable trade chip. NBA.com

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Spencer Checketts: Rather irrelevant at this point, but just caught wind that Jazz had serious discussions at trade deadline with Warriors to acquire David Lee Twitter

March 1, 2015 Updates

Warriors general manager Bob Myers proposed the NBA follow baseball’s lead in allowing a team trading a player to continue to pay a portion of a player’s salary while he plays for a new team. Currently, teams can add just up to $3.3 million to trades in a season and receive just up to $3.3 million in trades in a season. Both amounts increase by $100,00 annually. “The NBA, more than any other league I know for us, is most restricted,” Myers said. NBCSports.com

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"I didn't expect us to do anything, and I'm glad we didn't," Kerr said. "I'm thrilled that we stood pat. We've got a team that we like. We have the best record in the league. We have great chemistry, and there's no reason to disrupt that." Contra Costa Times

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Kerr is one of the two gentlemen in the Warriors organization who deserves credit for where Thompson's career is heading. For much of July, remember, Thompson was within a hair's breadth of being dealt to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a package for Kevin Love (David Lee would have been sent to Minnesota, too, with Love and Kevin Martin coming back to the Warriors). The other is team consultant Jerry West, who was staunchly against a trade involving Thompson from the beginning. That's not to say the deal was an abstract possibility. In both organizations, it was almost a given that a Love-Thompson swap would happen. Warriors ownership really wanted Love, and talking team brass out of making the trade was not easy. As one source privy to the conversations said, "It was not just close, it was a done deal. I thought (Thompson) was gone. It wasn't the 11th hour. It was like 11:58." Kerr and West ultimately were able to pull management back from the brink of the deal. As Kerr puts it, "I would not have taken this job if Klay were not here. I wanted a chance to coach him." Sporting News

February 9, 2015 Updates

It doesn’t sound like the Warriors have any intention of making a trade at this point, — even for a backup big man or wing scoring off the bench. The trade deadline is later this month. Said Schlenk: “We’ve been good for the past couple years. Maybe not championship quality but we’ve been playoff caliber. I tell (general manager) Bob (Myers) all the time ‘Our job now is not to screw it up.’ When you’re sitting with the record we have, and the year we’ve had, you’d like to tinker but you don’t want to mess it up. Chemistry is such a big thing, and our group of guys has such great chemistry. We’d hate to do a move just to do a move and have it mess up our chemistry. Matt Steinmetz

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Golden State arrived at Target Center on Monday with a 17-2 record and a franchise-record winning streak that had reached 12 games, which was the NBA’s best record and best season start in team history. So did the Warriors do right when they refused to trade young shooting guard Klay Thompson to the Timberwolves last summer in a deal that would have brought them Kevin Love? “Apparently,” Warriors new coach Steve Kerr said slyly. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

 

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