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Seven players Warriors can acquire for trade exception, first-round pick

Seven players Warriors can acquire for trade exception, first-round pick

As the Warriors look to finish reshaping their roster to maximize their current title window, the $17.2 million trade exception they received from the Memphis Grizzlies for Andre Iguodala last summer becomes an important chip.

The Warriors got good news about the exception last week, as it will not expire until Oct. 25.

By now you know some of the most realistic options for the Warriors to use their trade exception for. Ricky Rubio, Rudy Gay and Kelly Oubre Jr. seem to all be logical pieces who the Warriors could acquire in a straight swap for the exception. But the Warriors are allowed to sweeten any deal with a first-round pick or a pick swap, if they have their eyes on a bigger prize.

The Warriors are not allowed to include any other players in the deal and they still can't acquire more than the $17.2 million the exception calls for, but there are some bigger names the Warriors could swing for if they wanted to add a pick or a pick swap.

Many of the available options might not be worth adding the draft capital to acquire and some still will be out of the Warriors' range even with the added pick.

The Warriors want get back to title contention and these players can help them achieve that. But are they worth the added price tag? That's for the Bob Myers to decide.

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Draymond Green laughs off NBA fining him for Devin Booker tampering

Draymond Green laughs off NBA fining him for Devin Booker tampering

Sometimes you have to laugh off losing $50,000 ... right? Well, at least if you're Draymond Green. 

That's exactly what the Warriors' star forward did Sunday on Twitter. 

Green was fined $50,000 for violating the NBA's anti-tampering rules regarding comments he made about Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker on TNT's "Inside the NBA."

"It's great to see Book playing well and Phoenix playing well, but get my man out of Phoenix," Green told hosts Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley on "Inside the NBA." "It's not good for him. It's not good for his career. Sorry, Chuck. But they gotta get Book out of Phoenix.

"I need my man somewhere he can play great basketball all the time and win because he's that type of player."

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When Johnson asked if he was tampering, Green gave a one-word response.

"Maybe," Green said.

Clearly the NBA took Green's comments seriously. The same can't be said for how Green took his fine.

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Warriors' Draymond Green fined $50K for Devin Booker tampering comments

Warriors' Draymond Green fined $50K for Devin Booker tampering comments

Draymond Green knew this might be coming. On Sunday, his bank account took a hit. 

The NBA has fined Green $50,000 for violating the league's anti-tampering rules regarding comments on Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker. 

Appearing on TNT's pregame show prior to the Orlando Magic-Philadelphia 76ers game Friday, the Warriors star forward essentially called for the Suns to trade Booker, who has been red-hot since the NBA season restarted.

"It's great to see Book playing well and Phoenix playing well, but get my man out of Phoenix," Green told hosts Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley on "Inside the NBA." "It's not good for him. It's not good for his career. Sorry, Chuck. But they gotta get Book out of Phoenix.

"I need my man somewhere he can play great basketball all the time and win because he's that type of player."

When Johnson asked if he was tampering, Green offered a one-word response.

"Maybe," Green said.

Booker, 23, is in the firs yeart of a five-year, $158 million contract extension with the Suns. He made his first All-Star Game this year and is averaging 26.4 points per game this year. And since the Orlando bubble began, Booker has been unstoppable. 

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The Suns are a perfect 5-0 with Booker leading the way in Orlando. He's averaging 29.4 points and 6.4 assists per game as the young shooting guard continues to expand his games. 

While Booker's game has grown, Green's wallet has shrunk thanks to his comments.

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