Golden State has been upfront about building something for the future. If that’s true, it does make sense to use this to that end. The Warriors could fine him (and maybe did privately). They could suspend him, which they’ve done before. They could trade him, but if they didn’t do it before, it doesn’t make sense to do it from this position of weakness. If the Warriors are going to move on from a franchise legend, it should be because they have a better option in place and not as a form of chastisement.
February 24, 2021 | 9:31 pm EST Update
February 24, 2021 | 9:06 pm EST Update
Harrison Faigen: Frank Vogel says he hasn’t looked at the second-half schedule in depth yet, but says he isn’t too worried about the difficulty of it. “I know every team in the league is playing 72 games.” (depending on cancellations, this may not be true)
Jovan Buha: I asked Frank Vogel pregame if the Lakers are looking at a specific position or player archetype with their two empty roster spots. His answer: “We’re just looking at what players are available. I’m not gonna discuss any types of needs that we’re discussing internally.”