The Warriors have until October 31 to decide on whether they will exercise Nedovic's third-year $1.15 million option for the 2015-16 season.
The Warriors already have $56.1 million committed to five players for the 2015-16 season, plus team options on Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli, and a pending big contract for Klay Thompson. With all these decisions to make, it wouldn't be shocking to see them part ways with the $1.5 million that will be owed to an underwhelming Nedovic for the 2015-16 season. Nedovic was severely out-played by undrafted rookie Aaron Craft during the Las Vegas Summer League, and so far, Nedovic doesn't even look like a decent third-string point guard.
The Warriors are citing defense as the primary reason as to why they will not include Klay Thompson in a Kevin Love deal.
Thompson is able to take a lot of pressure off Stephen Curry on the defensive end, and in the purposed deals so far, Golden State wouldn't be getting defensive players in return. Kevin Love isn't a two-way player, and it appears that Warriors management doesn't believe that adding Love while losing Klay will not put them into the conversation for immediate contention. Stay tuned.
Klay Thompson's agent, Bill Duffy, is looking for a max extension for his client.
Thompson has just three years of experience, so a max deal for him would only be around $15.7 million for the first season, which isn't as high as it would be for Kevin Love. The Warriors have been hesitant to include Thompson on a deal for Love and may have lost ground to the Cavs.