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According to Buy Bitcoin Worldwide, Iguodala received $2.647 million of his salary in BTC. If the digital currency’s value now (around $16,000) is less than half of what it was in January, then the former Finals MVP could have lost more than $1.4 million per Crypto Mode’s calculation. As for Thompson, the portion of his salary invested in BTC was undisclosed. But considering that his contract is significantly higher than that of his Warriors teammate, there is a possibility that the five-time All-Star has more money tied up in the cryptocurrency.
Even if the Warriors decide to move these players, they are limited in the amount of incoming salary they can bring back. For example, Wiseman, the highest earner of their recent first-round picks at $9.6 million, can get back up to $12.1 million in a trade. There could be some difference-makers earning that much or less but most of the players the Warriors could use are probably making more. The idea that the Warriors may need to combine these players further complicates any potential deal.
One other issue to consider is their luxury tax situation. They currently have $190.5 million in payroll and $176.5 million in luxury tax penalties. It’s unclear how much the Warriors would want to increase their expenses, if at all. They’ve gone into the season with an open roster spot for that reason. For example, increasing their payroll by $5 million in a trade would raise their luxury tax penalties by nearly $34 million. With all these factors in mind, they’re probably much better off being patient and continuing to develop their guys.

Al Horford likely getting a three-year deal?

Another league source had that as a low offer, and said it is more likely that Horford gets a three-year deal, probably with the third year at an option or only partially guaranteed. “He can still play, he is in great shape,” the source said. “If you did around $13 million or $14 million a year, about $40 or $42 million total, that is what you’d expect to see. You never know how the market is going to play out on a guy like him, though.”
“Right now, you’re paying those guys $30 million,” the exec said. “They don’t want to add a bunch of salary, so if you can keep them below $30 million in starting money next year, it is not a bad situation. Other guys are going up, so you’d like to save where you can. If you start (Grant) Williams at $16-17 million or so, you can go to $11-12 million for Al and still keep yourself around $180 million in payroll. They want both of those guys around so they have to think about them as  a sliding scale.”
But what would it take to sign Horford? That figures to be a major issue for team president Brad Stevens in the coming months. And good luck to him on that, because the price for Horford seems to depend on whom you ask. “Most of the teams with money next year are young,” said one Western Conference executive, who estimated a two-year deal in the $20-25 million range. “They’re not going to be lining up to give Horford a big contract. The Celtics will control the market on that. They’ll be fair to him but they are a tax team and they’ll need to watch every dime.”