New NBA CBA to end Golden State Warriors' Dynasty
The Golden State Warriors have been teammates for over a decade, defying the natural team-building life cycle.
The Warriors have won four championships over that time, solidifying their place among the greatest dynasties in NBA history.
After losing to the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2023 NBA playoffs, the team as we know them may no longer exist due to the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement, which takes effect on July 1.
The Warriors had a league-high luxury-tax bill of nearly $170 million this past season, and the new CBA will make it more challenging to maintain that type of payroll.
The current CBA features one salary-cap apron set roughly $7 million above the luxury-tax line
Teams above the apron lost access to the non-taxpayer mid-level exception and the bi-annual exception in free agency.
The upcoming CBA includes a new second salary-cap apron set $17.5 million above the luxury-tax line.
Teams above the second apron will lose access to the taxpayer mid-level exception in free agency.
Will face additional restrictions, particularly beginning in the 2024-25 offseason.
The Warriors have nearly $148.2 million in guaranteed salary on their books for next season.
Green can become an unrestricted free agent this summer by declining his $27.6 million player option for the 2023-24 season
If either Green or DiVincenzo leaves, the Warriors won't be able to adequately replace them because of their proximity to the second apron.