With their GM Bob Myers stepping down, the Warriors saw a changing of the guard that may end their championship era. Myers's 4 championships in 11 years is quite a legacy.
Who Will Take His Position:
Some like Adrian Wojnarowski who broke Myers's exit state that they think Lacob will take more of a role with the Warrior's personnel moves. Many feel that former 2002 #1 draft pick Mike Dunleavy Jr. will take over. He has been Myers's right-hand man for a few years. Joe Lacob’s son Kirk may also play a more prominent role in the leadership of the Warriors. Lacob has said in the past that he would hope his son would take over the team at one point in the future.
What Will Happen To The Team:
It’s hard to think with Lacob wanting to make more of the personnel decisions, that this team is staying together. Let’s look at some of the people that may or may not be back.
Coach Steve Kerr said 2 weeks ago that the Warriors have not approached him for an extension. He has one more year on his deal and he says he wants to stay. Lacob may want to start anew.
Draymond Green has stated that who the GM is will play a key role in his decision to stay. He is a close friend of Myers so he may move on & opt out of his player's option.
Klay Thompson has said he wants a max deal even after struggling in the postseason so his days may be numbered too. He was not the same player on both ends of the court.
Jordan Poole was a huge bust in the postseason and he showed immaturity on and off the court at times. He is a part of many trade rumors and may not be back.
Jonathon Kuminga showed flashes of great play but was not a big factor in the postseason which frustrated him. The 20-year-old has stated that if the Warriors can’t guarantee him a starting role he may demand a trade.
The off-season will be an interesting one for Golden State.