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Warriors Prefer To Remain Below Tax But Don't Have Mandate

The Golden State Warriors are one of the few teams in the NBA to never pay the luxury tax, though they are currently over the threshold.

"I think it would be better not to be in the luxury tax. We’d all prefer not to be, because that’s why it’s there, to keep teams from doing it. But some teams, given certain circumstances, will enter the luxury tax."

The tax is counted at the end of the season.

"We can afford to do it if we deem it’s the right thing to do," said Lacob." We’re in it actually today, as you point out.

"There’s no mandate that says we have to be below the luxury tax. We’re just going to wait and see what’s the best thing to do for this team, how are we performing at the trade deadline? And if we make a move that helps our team and winds up being further into luxury tax, then so be it, that’s what we’ll do.

"We’d only do that if we thought it was really going to improve the team and to take us to a higher level."

Via Tim Kawakami/San Jose Mercury News

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