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Warriors were praised "for going over tax" this summer and into the season, but there was no reason for it.
The time to give Warriors owner Joe Lacob and the ownership group credit for being in the luxury tax would have been when they actually had to pay the penalty. Which would have been at the end of this season. But the Warriors traded Charles Jenkins and Jeremy Tyler today to get back under the tax. There are some who believe the Warriors had no intention of being in the tax when it really mattered and that Lacob and the ownership group overstated how willing they were to be in it. Now, you could argue -- and I agree -- that the Warriors have no business being into the tax at this stage of their development and where they are in the playoff pecking order anyway. Nevertheless, Lacob and ownership talked a big game about the luxury tax, but what ended up happening was Golden State made two cost-cutting moves right before the trade deadline to ensure they wouldn't have to pay the tax.