Bad news first: the Warriors won't be getting center DeAndre Jordan.
The Los Angeles Clippers matched the Warriors' four year, $42.7 million offer and will keep Jordan in SoCal.
On to the good news: rookies Klay Thompson and Jeremy Tyler can finally get into training camp.
Since the Clippers decided to match, two days sooner than they had to, the Warriors can finally sign their top draft-day coups. Having struck out for the second time chasing a big man on their wish list, Golden State, a team source said, is resigned to signing Thompson and Tyler and going after cheaper free-agent options.
Jordan has to clear his physical for the Clippers' to officially sign him. Once he clears, the Warriors can sign Thompson and Tyler. If Jordan passes his physical early enough Tuesday, Thompson and Tyler could be in practice that day.
With no money left for Nene, and no real desire to throw a bunch of money at veteran free agent big Samuel Dalembert, the Warriors will regroup and re-evaluate their options.
Of course, price is a factor. A few other big guards and small forwards are still out there, including Jamal Crawford, Josh Howard and Rodney Stuckey.