Thompson didnt play in the 2019-20 season because of a cruciate ligament tear in his knee, and now hes injured again, giving the warriors a big blow. His salary for the 2020-21 season is $35.36 million. This trading exception can be used by warriors on the closing date or buyout market to strengthen the lineup.
The price of 9.3 million is enough to give a free agent a one-year contract or to trade for a role player with only one year left on his contract.
Experts have long analyzed that the warriors salary pressure in the new season is very big, but judging from the action of their introduction of Kelly ubley, the warriors do not intend to lay flat for two consecutive seasons. This transaction used a special deal worth 17.2 million dollars in the hands of the warriors, which added a heavy luxury tax burden to the team. Some experts pointed out that the cost of the warriors to ubley was about 82 million Dollars.