The San Francisco franchise has seen important movements in its squad in the last few hours, with three departures and an important contract renewal.
Within the line of priorities that I hadGolden State Warriors to renew its squad for the next season of theNational Basketball Association (NBA)there were two very important names that were essential to renew their contract:Kevon Looney and Gary Payton II.
With the running of theFree Agency 2022various movements in the market forced the San Francisco franchise to rethink its proposal, although with the certainty that the 26-year-old pivot will continue in the team for three more seasons, in exchange for$25 million dollars.
Champion Warriors figure goes to Lillard’s Blazers
For a similar amount of money, impossible for the Warriors to match, is that the point guard and defenderGary Payton IIdecided to cross the Golden Gate Bridge and leave forPortland Trail Blazerswho signed an agreement for the next three seasons, in exchange for$28 million.
With an average per game of 7.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.4 steals in the 2021-22 NBA season, the son ofGlove said goodbye leaving a hole that will be difficult to replace, while Damian Lillardyou will have a partner who leaves every last drop of sweat on the court.
Otto Porter Jr. and Nemanja Bjelica cross the border
In a second line of priorities that the Warriors had to renew contracts wereOtto Porterand the SerbianNemanja Bjelica. The first of them was confirmed during this day as new addition ofToronto Raptorswhere he signed for two years and$10.2 million dollars.
For his part, the European who is representing his country in the European Qualifiers for the FIBA World Cup 2023, and as revealed Kendra Andrewsof ESPNreached an agreement withFenerbahcefrom Turkey, for one year and$1 millionsalary, adding another loss for Golden State.