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How much salary do W's have guaranteed for next season?

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How much salary do W's have guaranteed for next season?

The Lakers lead the way with 78 million in guaranteed contracts for next season. The Nets are last at 9.4 million. In between, there are 28 other teams, including the Warriors.

You can see the complete list at HoopsRumors.com, but here is what you need to know:

-The salary cap and luxury tax threshold are expected to be approximately the same was they were this season (roughly 58 million for the cap and 70 million for the luxury tax).

-The Warriors have the ninth-most money guaranteed to players for next season. The estimation, according to HoopsRumors.com, is 55,957,097.

-Of the eight teams ahead of the Warriors on the guaranteed-money list for 2012-13, seven made the playoffs this season, with the Detroit Pistons being the only exception. Two of those teams ahead of the Warriors are currently playing in the NBA Finals.

-The Kings rank 20th on the list with 42,475,790 in guaranteed contracts for next season.

-The other three teams in the Pacific Division rank first (Lakers, 78M), 12th (Clippers, 50M) and 26th (Suns, 30M).

Klay 'active citizen in the community' Thompson discusses local TV hit

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Klay 'active citizen in the community' Thompson discusses local TV hit

The Warriors had an off day in New York on Monday.

So Klay Thompson hit the streets.

Why did he agree to take part in a local TV hit about scaffolding?

"I was walking and she asked me if I wanted to do an interview, and I said sure," Klay explained to reporters on Tuesday. "Interesting topic -- unfortunately, people got hurt. And it was cool to give my opinion and be an active citizen in the community."

Did she know who Klay was?

"No. It was great. It was nice," Klay answered. "The cameraman recognized me but she didn't ask my profession. Just what I thought about the situation, so I answered it truthfully. 

Don't ever change, Klay. Don't ever change.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Chris Mullin: When Curry played at MSG, 'I couldn't take my eyes off him'

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Chris Mullin: When Curry played at MSG, 'I couldn't take my eyes off him'

On Dec. 13, 2008, Davidson beat West Virginia, 68-65.

Steph Curry's stat line: 27 points (9-for-27 FG, 4-for-16 3s), 10 assists, 8 turnovers, 4 steals, 2 blocks.

Chris Mullin was in attendance at Madison Square Garden.

"I watched him coming out of college. I really thought he was gonna be an All-Star player," Mullin told reporters in New York on Monday. "I watched him at the Garden, and he didn't really have a good game but I couldn't take my eyes off him.

"Everything he did. He had a tough shooting night, but he had no problem getting his shot and things like that."

Mullin was named the Warriors' Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations in April 2004.

In May 2009, Golden State elected not to renew Mullin's contract.

On June 25, 2009, the Warriors selected Curry with the seventh overall pick.

"I remember when they drafted him -- I was already gone -- but talking to Nellie (Don Nelson), he's like, 'He's gonna be like Steve Nash,'" Mullin explained. "Which, at that time was pretty gaudy and he's gone past that."

On Tuesday, the Warriors practiced at St. John's -- where Mullin is the head coach.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller