Marcus Thompson II, who covers the Warriors for the Bay Area News Group, writes in his blog that "the Warriors would like to keep [C.J.] Watson at the right price. And it looks like they can."
Could it be that the Warriors front office is leaking that it would like to keep Watson at the right price just to elicit better trade offers from other teams? Sure.
The Warriors have four point guards under contract: Monta Ellis, Stephen Curry, Speedy Claxton and Acie Law. But as Thompson notes, Claxton and Law have a combined $7.5 million in expiring contracts, which make them more valuable to the Warriors on the trade market. And keeping Watson would give the Warriors some insurance if Curry, a rookie, falters.