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Warriors have no more cap space but they still have a viable way to add to the roster. I'm told the Utah deal ...
... netted the Warriors a couple Traded Player Exceptions (TPE). One early estimation is they would total more than $20 million. Golden State could use those to add the depth they need.
* The Warriors could find a player who another team is trying to dump and absorb that salary using the TPE. So if, say, the Bulls wanted to get rid of Taj Gibson's contract (you wish!), they could send him to the Warriors for one of the TPEs.
* TPEs cannot be combined, nor thrown into another deal. So basically the Warriors can only get player(s) whose contract(s) fit(s) the amount of the individual TPE (which will be determined when the deal becomes official). They can't give another player or picks away, nor can they receive picks
* The Warriors could conceivably get a free agent with the TPE, but it's probably not feasible. It would require another team to perform a sign-and-trade. So, say the Warriors want to get J.J. Hickson from Portland. He could sign with the Blazers and be traded to Golden State. But the only thing Portland can get in return is the TPE. The Warriors can't throw in a pick to sweeten the deal, as they did with Utah
* The Warriors won't go after a back-up point guard to replace Jarrett Jack. Sources said they will use Iguodala mostly in that role. They could get a third point guard for insurance, though. But Golden State's next priority is a big man who can serve as the back-up center while Festus Ezeli is on the shelf.