Carl Landry called his current contract situation "the hardest decision" of his career.
Landry can opt out of his deal with the Warriors that has one year and $4 million remaining on it, and while he'd be virtually guaranteed a bigger pay day and a multi-year deal in free agency, he really likes the Warriors and may wind up staying with the team. "I mean, this is the best team I've ever played for on this level, especially as far as chemistry," he said. The Warriors are Landry's first option, but we'll see if that holds true when the bidding starts.
Andrew Bogut (ankle) revealed that the "mental and physical pain" he felt over "the last two or three weeks was getting worse and worse."
At this point, it's fair to question whether or not Bogut will ever be able to remain healthy for the duration of a full season. "I managed it every day. Every day was a battle, basically, after April," Bogut said. "Every day I had to come in early to get treatment, just to get it right just enough to get back on the court. My whole playoff campaign was that. Some days it worked and some days it didn't." Bogut did say that he's looking forward to using the offseason to get his "ankle right," but we've heard that from the big man previously. Fantasy owners should monitor Bogut's health closely.
Warriors GM Bob Myers hinted that he's uncertain on Carl Landry's future with the team.
Landry has a player option for next season, but he's expected to opt out in search of a bigger payday and a multi-year deal. Given the way he played this season, Landry should have no problem commanding at least a two-year deal worth $5-$7 million annually, and that would put the Warriors in a very difficult position in an effort to retain him.
The Warriors will play Kent Bazemore at point guard in summer league.
This could be an experiment if Jarrett Jack leaves in free agency, or it could mean nothing at all. Bazemore will play for Golden State's summer league team, but it's unclear if he'll have a real role on the Warriors next season. It will largely depend on his development.
Bob Myers is hopeful the Warriors can work out a way to re-sign unrestricted free agent Jarrett Jack.
Jack proved his value to the Warriors this season and professed his love for the team, but he's going to draw a ton of interest in free agency and may have priced himself out of the Warriors' plans. Jack could command as much as $7-$10 million annually on the open market, especially if a team needs a starting point guard, and the Warriors have their hands tied in how much cash they can throw at him. If the Warriors lose Jack, it will be very difficult to replace him.
Bob Myers expects Andrew Bogut (ankle) to be 100 percent before next season begins, but he admitted that he "doesn't know what kind of water that statement holds."
In other words, nobody really knows what's going to happen with Bogut's ankle in the offseason. The center admitted he could "hardly move" during Golden State's Game 6 loss to the Spurs, and he's had issues with the ankle ever since undergoing microfracture surgery. It's something that Bogut is likely going to have to deal with for the remainder of his career.
Warriors GM Bob Myers expects Brandon Rush (torn ACL) to pick up his player option for next year.
Rush would have a hard time earning more than a minimum contract with incentives given that he's coming off of an ACL tear that kept him out for the season, so we'd guess Rush will return to the Warriors as well.