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The Warriors want more

The conquest of the seventh title has increased his thirst for glory

After winning their seventh title, the Golden State Warriors are determined to extend the dynasty they built over the past decade.

In full celebration of their victory over the Boston Celtics (4-2), Warriors players and managers warned that they have the resources and talent to win the title next season.

"This is amazing, but we can be even better next year," Stephen Curry said in an interview with ESPN on Friday.

"I think we really have a chance to keep this alive," the Finals MVP insisted.

There is confidence in the template

After losing in the 2019 finals to the Toronto Raptors, Golden State went into a tailspin. Kley Thompson's injury and Kevin Durat's departure seemed to finish them off. But no, they never lost confidence.

And they succeeded again by reuniting the trio of Curry, Thompson and Draymond Green, with whom they conquered the rings in 2015, 2017 and 2018. Now they want to go for more.

Curry has a contract until the end of the 2026 season, which he will arrive at 38 years old with an annual salary of close to $60 million.

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Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are 32 years old and, although they are past their prime, they are committed to Golden State through 2024 other mega-contracts of $43 million and $27 million, respectively.

The trio's combined salaries this season exceeded the $112,4 million salary cap that franchises counted on.

The champion squad had a salary cost of 178 million dollars, for which the Warriors had to pay an additional penalty of another 170 million.

In addition to the veteran trio, the Warriors have the luxury of another stratospheric $33 million annual contract for Canadian forward Andrew Wiggins, drafted in 2022.

The money is not a problem

With an estimated annual income of 700 million, the Warriors will try their best to give this squad a chance to retain the title.

“We are going to do everything we can, use every last dollar,” stressed Joe Lacob, líder of the group of owners.

“We have great income. Our commercial part is very good, so we can spend a little more », he settled.

Among the decisions they must make are the re-signations of starting center Kevon Looney and sixth man Jordan Poole. In addition to possible and expensive extensions of the contracts of Wiggins and Green.

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