The Golden State Warriors under the hard cap can’t sign a 15th player to their roster.
The big acquisition of D’Angelo Russell (4-yrs/$117,325,500) in the offseason put the team in a fishy spot.
Golden State under no circumstance cannot have their team payroll go over $138,928,000.
They are currently sitting at $138,520,743.
Anthony Slater of the Athletic wrote this on Twitter:
“Assuming the Warriors can stay $407,257 below the hard cap, they could add a 15th guy on a minimum deal on March 3.
Deals signed at various points of the season are pro-rated.
The season is 177 days long.
Each day that passes, the minimum counts 1/177th less against the cap or again, credit the assist to Nate Duncan – a reduction of $9,156 per.
On March 3, that pro-rated minimum cap hit would be reduced to $402,852, finally putting it in a usable range for the Warriors.”
Steve Kerr spoke about the situation with reporters after their first exhibition game:
“It’s impossible right now to figure out what’s what with our injury situation and our cap situation.
I’m happy to be coaching and not being a GM because there’s a lot of minutiae in the CBA and I’m not exactly sure how it all plays out.”