The Golden State Warriors traded their two second-year players, Charles Jenkins and Jeremy Tyler, prior to Thursday’s trade deadline in order to get under the tax.
According to Marcus Thompson, Contra Costa Times:
Point guard Charles Jenkins, who started several games as a rookie and proved reliable, was shipped to Philadelphia, according to sources. [Jeremy] Tyler, the former high school prodigy who barely got off the bench in one-plus seasons, is head to Atlanta.
The salary dumps, which occurred just before the deadline, cut more than $1.5 million off the Warriors’ salary cap figure. The Warriors needed to trim $1.2 million to avoid paying the luxury tax penalty.
Per Ken Berger, CBS Sports, the Warriors will also receive a second-round pick from both Atlanta and Philadelphia.