By Marcus Thompson
Friday, December 9th, 2011 at 3:58 pm in Uncategorized.
Waiving guard Jeremy Lin. Holding off on the signing of draft picks Klay Thompson and Jeremy Tyler. It’s all about accruing salary cap space. Why?
The Warriors are preparing an offer sheet for Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, according to a team source. The Warriors must have the space under the cap to cover the first year of the deal in order to make the offer. Don’t yet know how much the offer will be. But …
If the Warriors (and this is me just thinking out loud now) are going to offer Jordan a double-figure salary in the first year of the deal, they will likely have to waive guard Charlie Bell via amnesty. If they did that first, however, they wouldn’t necessarily have to waive Lin, who was only set to make just shy of $800,000. Sounds like the offer will start at like $9 million, unless news of Bell being waived is coming. Stay tuned.