The Warriors are in for a busy week. Not only are they set to select No. 2 overall in the 2020 NBA Draft on Wednesday, but Golden State reportedly can begin making trades Monday morning.
The NBA's trade moratorium will end Monday at 9 a.m. PT, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Sunday morning, citing sources.
When the moratorium ends Monday, the countdown for the Warriors to use the $17.2 million traded player exception created when they dealt Andre Iguodala to the Memphis Grizzlies last summer begins. ESPN's Bobby Marks reported Sunday that the Warriors' trade exception will expire on Nov. 23.
Myers admitted he has no mandate, either way, on if he uses the exception. It probably won't take long to learn if they do, with free agency set to begin two days after the draft and the rest of the league's dominoes falling accordingly.
"I think free agency is going to go really fast," Myers told reporters on a video conference call. "It's gone fast in the past, even without this short turnaround. Last year it seemed like it was over in two or three days on the big stuff."
The Warriors will have access to the taxpayer mid-level exception in free agency, which is worth around $5.7 million this season, as well as the veteran's minimum. Those, coupled with the trade exception, give the Warriors a decent number of avenues to upgrade the roster.
Myers said the Warriors want to add "older voices" this offseason, and they reportedly can begin doing so Monday when a potentially franchise-altering offseason begins in earnest.