Unnamed NBA exec: Magic could make Jordan Poole offer if no Warriors extension

For the moment, everything surrounding the Warriors appears to be great, considering they are coming off their fourth NBA title in eight years. But things are about to get quite tricky for team president Bob Myers and the rest of the front office.

While the Warriors will head into the 2022-23 NBA season with a solidified roster, how the team will look beyond the upcoming season is a huge question mark.

Jordan Poole is among the long list of players the Warriors will have to make a decision on. He had a breakout 2021-22 season and currently is eligible to sign a rookie extension. But the two sides have yet to agree to a new deal and if no pact is agreed to by Oct. 17, the Michigan product will become a restricted free agent next summer.

That distinction would give the Warriors the right to match any offer Poole receives from another team, but as an anonymous Eastern Conference executive told Heavy.com’s Sean Deveney, Golden State might not be in a position to keep Poole, even hinting at a up-and-coming team that might have roughly $60 million in cap space to lure the 23-year-old guard away from the Bay Area.

“I’d watch out for the Magic to be ready to make an offer if he’s restricted, knowing there’s a good chance Golden State is not going to match,” the executive told Deveney.

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