Report: Warriors don’t add anyone during transaction window

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Despite the fact that the Warriors won’t play again until December at the earliest, they had a chance to sign a player to their roster if they wanted to.
The team stood pat.
The Athletic’s Anthony Slater reported Tuesday that the Warriors decided to let the NBA’s one-week transaction window close without signing anyone.
The transaction window deadline will come and go tonight without the Warriors filling a vacant roster spot, I’m told. No guaranteed money to offer for next season, no approved summer minicamp, no reason to spend. Organization’s attention turns to October draft, free agency.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) July 1, 2020

The Warriors had the ability to sign one player, either for the rest of the 2019-20 season, or to a multi-year contract at the prorated value of the non-taxpayer mid-level exception, which equated to $1,219,837.
But with no games to be played for at least five months, it didn’t make much sense for the Warriors to take on more salary.
The Warriors currently have 13 players under contract for the 2020-21 NBA season, but three are non-guaranteed (Juan Toscano-Anderson, Mychal Mulder and Ky Bowman).
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While the Warriors didn’t make a move over the last seven days, they will be busy in the offseason. They possess a valuable $17.2 million trade exception from the Andre Iguodala deal last summer, as well as a top-5 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. They will also be able to add a player with the mid-level exception.
So the Warriors should look a little different when they take the court on opening night next season even if they look the same on July 1.
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The Warriors enter the 2020-21 NBA season with starters locked in at point guard, shooting guard, small forward and power forward.
But what about center?
Kevon Looney and Marquese Chriss have shown they can play steady minutes at the position, but there is an NBA draft prospect who could be a better long-term fit for the Warriors.
Memphis Tigers center James Wiseman earlier was projected as the No. 1 prospect in the 2020 NBA Draft, but now he’s fallen behind a few other players.
Could Wiseman be a match for the Warriors if they hold on to their top-5 draft pick?
Draymond Green believes so, though he admitted on ESPN’s “Jalen and Jacoby” that he hasn’t seen a lot of Wiseman — in fairness none of us have.
“I’ve seen some clips of his workouts and highlights, and he looks to be pretty mobile, a pretty athletic guy,” Green said Tuesday. “So with our speed and pace, the way we play, I think he would definitely be a great add if that’s case, but I don’t really know what pick we’re going to get or what pick he’s going to go. I’m a living testament to that. You never know how the draft is going to go and how the cards may fall.”

In NBC Sports Bay Area’s Mock Draft 10.0, Insider James Ham has the Warriors selecting Iowa State guard Tyrese Haliburton at No. 5 and the Minnesota Timberwolves picking Wiseman with the No. 6 pick.
With Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins and Green comprising four-fifths of the Warriors’ starting lineup, the 7-foot-1, 235-pound Wiseman could be the missing piece.
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But he comes with question marks. Wiseman’s college career lasted three games after he was ruled ineligible because the NCAA discovered that Memphis coach Penny Hardaway provided money to help Wiseman’s family move from Nashville to Memphis in 2017.
Wiseman was reinstated, but instead of returning to Memphis, he decided to withdraw from school and prepare for the NBA draft. In those three games, Wiseman averaged 19.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in 23.0 minutes.
The Warriors have spoken to Wiseman on a Zoom call, The Athletic’s Anthony Slater reported earlier this month, so we know he’s on their radar.
With the draft pushed back until Oct. 16, the Warriors have plenty of time to make a decision on what to do with their pick. But it sounds like Wiseman has the Draymond Stamp of Approval.
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For the first time in his career, Draymond Green won’t be participating in the NBA playoffs.
Green and the Warriors will watch 16 teams compete for a chance to hoist the 2020 Larry O’Brien trophy when the postseason tournament is scheduled to begin on Aug. 17.
There are a handful of teams headed to Orlando that have a really good shot of winning the NBA title, but Green has his eyes on two teams during the NBA restart.
“I think going into the season and all season long, the [Los Angeles] Clippers were the favorite,” Green said Tuesday on the “Jalen and Jacoby” show on ESPN. “When you look at their team, I think they have someone that checks every box, from a defender, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Patrick Beverly.
“When you’re talking great size with Kawhi, Paul George, Marcus Morris, they check all the boxes. They can match up with any team well. And they have shooting. They have Montrezl [Harrell] down low. They have everything that you need to win a championship.”
@Money23Green gives his title favorite 🏆what do you think? #gtgtpwtw @JalenRose @djacoby— Jalen & Jacoby (@JalenandJacoby) June 30, 2020

But while Green likes what the Clippers have, he’s picking the Los Angeles Lakers to win it all.
“However, I think going into this bubble, the Lakers got to be the favorite because they got LeBron [James] and he can kind of adjust anything,” Green said. “And I think he’s probably the most disciplined player we’ve ever seen in the NBA, and that’s going to matter going into this bubble. Having LeBron on your team going into this bubble gives you a slight advantage.”
It has to be tough for Green to pick Leonard and James as the favorites to win the NBA title considering his past battles with the two NBA superstars.
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Green and James weren’t exactly best friends during the four straight Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals. But their relationship has gotten better recently. They’ve gotten together for shows on “The Uninterrupted,” and over the weekend, James showed his support for Green’s push for NCAA reforms.
Green won’t be in Orlando, but he’s sure to be watching and reacting as games take place at the Disney World complex. We’ll soon find out if Green’s analysis is correct.
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