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Report: Warriors will not extend qualifying offer to McAdoo

Report: Warriors will not extend qualifying offer to McAdoo

James Michael McAdoo will reportedly be able to sign with any team.

The Warriors will not extend him a qualifying offer and he will become an unrestricted free agent, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes.

McAdoo appeared in 52 regular season games this past season (two starts), and averaged 2.8 points and 1.8 rebounds per contest.

In Game 2 of the first round against Portland, he scored seven points.

In Game 2 of the West Finals against the Spurs, he recorded nine points and five rebounds.

Last summer, the Warriors did not tender an offer to McAdoo and he became an unrestricted free agent.

But he returned to Golden State on a minimum deal that paid him about $980,000.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Joe Lacob: 'Of course' the Warriors will have to re-recruit Kevin Durant next summer

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Joe Lacob: 'Of course' the Warriors will have to re-recruit Kevin Durant next summer

In case you have been living under a rock for the last couple of months...

Back in early July, Kevin Durant re-signed with the Warriors. The contract is essentially another one-year pact because it includes a player option in 2019-20 and Durant will assuredly opt out and become a free agent again.

Is Golden State owner Joe Lacob at all concerned that Durant didn't ink a multi-year extension?

"Sure. I would have liked to have had him -- we would have liked to have had him -- been here longer; sign a long-term deal," Lacob told The Athletic's Tim Kawakami on The TK Show Podcast. "But on the other hand, we're happy to have him. And you know, by him signing a one-year deal, it did save us a little bit of money actually.

"So it allows us to do some other things. Like maybe we wouldn't have DeMarcus Cousins as an example. KD's been great. He's my hero, man. He has been a really good partner for us. He's taken a little bit of a discount the last few years to allow us to do a few extra things.

"And I'm never gonna forget that."

[REWIND: Hey Kevin Durant -- will you take another $10 million pay cut? 'Would that be smart?']

In the summer of 2017, Durant could have inked a max deal that would have paid him about $34.7 million in 2017-18. He ended up signing for $25 million, which allowed the Warriors to retain Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston.

This summer, he also could have inked a max deal that would have paid him about $35.6 million in 2018-19, but that would have required him to sign for at least two guaranteed years (not including options). He chose a route that will pay him $30 million this season and ensure flexibility moving forward.

So yes, Durant has saved the Warriors about $15 million in salary, plus tens of millions more in luxury tax penalties.

Next summer, Durant will be eligible to sign a 5-year max deal with Golden State worth over $221 million.

He may also decide to leave the Warriors, and Lacob understands that the franchise will have to re-recruit the two-time Finals MVP.

"Of course we do," Lacob told Kawakami. "He deserves to be able to go and be happy wherever he wants to be. I hope it's here. And I hope he feels the same that way I do, and we do, about him when it comes time next summer. But you never can predict these things.

"We just will do our job and he'll do his job and we'll see what happens next summer. And let the chips fall where they may."

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

Jonas Jerebko: Warriors training camp profile

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Jonas Jerebko: Warriors training camp profile

The Bulls did it twice, with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen leading the way. The Lakers accomplished it once, behind Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant. In the 42 seasons since the NBA-ABA merger, those are the only franchises to win three consecutive NBA Finals.

When the Warriors come together for training camp on Sept. 25, their goal is to become the third.

Here is a look at those players with guaranteed roster spots.

NINTH IN A SERIES

Player: Jonas Jerebko
Position: Forward
Height/weight: 6-10, 231 pounds
College: None (Played two seasons in Sweden and two in Italy before becoming the second Swedish national player selected in the NBA Draft in 2009)
Age: 31
Salary: $2.18M (one-year contract at the veteran’s minimum, per Spotrac)
NBA 2K Player Rating: 75

2017-18 in review: After signing with Utah last summer, Jerebko became one of the team’s key reserves. A solid 3-point shooter for most of his career, the “stretch-4” actually enhanced his reputation as a long-range shooting specialist. His minutes, however, were curtailed in the postseason, where the Jazz was eliminated in the conference semifinals.

Key stats: 74 games (19 starts), averaging 5.8 points (46.6 percent FG, 41.4 percent 3p, 80.7 percent FT).

Season highs: Points (17), 3-pointers (four), rebounds (eight, four times), assists (three), minutes (30).

2018-19 outlook: Jerebko represents the latest effort by the Warriors to discover legitimate floor-stretchers off the bench. They’ve traditionally been at or near the bottom of the league in 3-pointer made by reserves. Can he change that? With the Warriors placing a priority on limiting minutes for key starters, there will be an opportunity for Jerebko to crack the rotation. If he can shoot higher than 40 percent from beyond the arc, there is no reason to believe he won’t stay there.