Bob Myers disregards Warriors’ spending advantage: “You should be allowed to spend on your own players”

The Golden State Warriors are already over the salary cap having one of the most expensive rosters in the league. The Warriors are big spenders, but they spend their salary to mostly home-grown talent.

Moving back to San Francisco, the Warriors opened more financial possibilities especially in a new arena at Chase Center. Currently, Golden State’s $178 million payroll is the highest in the NBA and apparently, the Warriors’ spending has started a discussion.

ESPN’s Zach Lowe reported on Tuesday citing sources  that some teams are grumbling about the Warriors’ competitive spending advantage. The Warriors are paying a league-record $346 million in salary this season.

This could be up to an astronomical $475 million, including luxury tax penalties, per ESPN’s cap specialist Bobby Marks, Lowe notes in his report with the possible extensions of Andrew Wiggins, Jordan Poole, Garry Payton and Kevon Looney.

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All players will be eligible for signing extensions this summer. Warriors General Manager Bob Myers joined 95.7 The Game’s “The Morning Roast” on Tuesday morning where he disregarded those reports.

“I think on that point, you should be allowed to spend on your own players,” Myers said via NBC Sports Bay Area. “I mean, we drafted a lot of these guys, we developed them. It’s not like we went out and signed all these guys as free agents and built some team that way.

Larry Riley’s the guy that drafted [Steph] Curry, I was here when we drafted Klay [Thompson], we drafted Draymond [Green], we drafted [Jordan] Poole, we traded for [Andrew] Wiggins. Nobody wanted Wiggins, I mean nobody was saying anything then.”

Golden State made all the right moves to create a dynastic run, making the NBA Finals in six occasions the last eight years with the core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thomspon and Draymond Green.

They rip the fruits of a great trio of players, who blossomed as superstars and became leaders of the team. Draft and trades are the most common way to create a good team in the NBA, but only a few teams can claim they did it as successfully as the Warriors.


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