SAN FRANCISCO – The Warriors open training camp this weekend at Chase Center with three of their top six players entering their final season with the franchise.
Next summer is when Andrew Wiggins will become an unrestricted free agent, Draymond Green can opt out of his contract and Jordan Poole will become a restricted free agent.
The Warriors could create instant harmony by extending all three contracts in the coming weeks. That, of course, would obliterate the 2023-24 payroll.
“We want all those guys,” president/general manager Bob Myers said Thursday. “Can we get them all? I don’t know. It depends on what the money ends up being, what the ask is, what we can do. We are not at a point to make those decisions yet.”
Though Poole’s restricted status would allow the Warriors to match any offer he might receive, there is enough interest in securing the fourth-year guard’s future to negotiate with his representatives in the two weeks before the Oct. 17 deadline.
“Where that will go, I don’t know,” Myers said. “I know that they want to meet, and I know we want to meet.”
The Warriors consider Poole, 23, a cornerstone of their future. He’s the first of their under-25 players to exhibit NBA All-Star potential, and he’s playing behind 34-year-old Stephen Curry and 32-year-old Klay Thompson.
This gives Poole considerable leverage, whether it’s used in the next few weeks or next summer. He’ll make $3.9…