By now, it is no secret that the Warriors are searching for a trade partner to unload power forward David Lee. While GM Bob Myers was not ready to publicly state that the Warriors are looking to deal Lee this offseason, the team will continue to do its due diligence in surveying the trade market. Since Draymond Green is set to receive a huge payday this summer, Golden State could face the hefty luxury tax if they are to keep the core intact and that could inevitably be the case.
Despite the ambiguity on Lee's future, there is clarity in the Warriors' thought processes. If the Warriors were to trade Lee, a package would not center beyond the team's 2015 first round pick.
A tiny tidbit is the Warriors' 2017 first rounder is owed to the Jazz in the Biedrins/Jefferson salary dump. Additionally, the Warriors do not have a second round pick until 2019 because of previous transactions. With all being said, Golden State is smart to avoid attaching another pick in a desperation move to trade Lee this summer.
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