The Golden State Warriors are nearing a trade that would send Kelly Oubre Jr. to the Bay Area in the upcoming season. Despite the financial implications that the deal will present, Bob Myers—the president of basketball operations of the Warriors—appreciates ownership giving the go-ahead to complete the trade (via The Athletic’s Anthony Slater).

Just hours before the 2020 NBA draft began on Wednesday, the Warriors received awful news pertaining to Klay Thompson. While Thompson was taking part in a pick-up game in Los Angeles, the 3-point extraordinaire suffered a season-ending torn Achilles.

Thompson will miss his second straight season for Golden State after missing the 2019-20 season with a torn ACL. When the news broke, the Warriors could have easily changed the outlook on their season.

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However, with Myers operating the makeup of the roster, Golden State still has their sights on returning to the playoffs next season. Instead of staying put, the Warriors are making an aggressive push to acquire Oubre from the Oklahoma City Thunder, who just got Oubre in the trade that sent Chris Paul to the Phoenix Suns.

If a trade involving Oubre does get completed—which is expected—then the Warriors would be increasing their luxury tax bill, per ESPN’s Bobby Marks.

Other teams around the NBA would probably decide not to make a financial commitment to another player if they were to lose a player of Thompson’s caliber. But with Myers and the Warriors having their sights on maximizing their window with Stephen Curry, the team is willing to take financial risks.