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The failed transfer between the Chicago Bulls and the Golden State Warriors is revealed

The failed transfer between the Chicago Bulls and the Golden State Warriors is revealed

The Golden State Warriors have failed on multiple star transfer opportunities and have now released one of their best assets to facilitate such a deal. The team announced Sunday that veteran point guard Chris Paul had been released, meaning his non-guaranteed $30 million salary can no longer be used in a deal.

For months, Golden State was expected to use Paul’s salary to facilitate a blockbuster trade, but now they’re allowing the 39-year-old to walk into free agency with nothing in return. Before Golden State made this decision, they reportedly rejected a trade with the Chicago Bulls.

In a report by Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report and NBA on TNT, the source said: “I was told the Chicago Bulls were trying to do something with the Warriors. Trying to get a Zach LaVine package. It could have been a Zach LaVine for Chris Paul or Andrew Wiggins, the Warriors didn’t feel that was an appropriate amount for a deal structure.”

The Warriors now have very limited ability to facilitate a blockbuster trade, although they do gain some financial flexibility by releasing Paul. Golden State is under a lot of pressure to improve a roster that didn’t make the playoffs last season even though Steph Curry remains a superstar.

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