Saving the Golden State Warriors

The Warriors are on the brink of losing Gilbert Arenas to the Wizards. Here's a plan to save the Warriors before it's too late.

Updated: July 30, 2003, 11:37 AM ET
By Chad Ford | NBA Insider
Gilbert Arenas has a message for Warriors fans looking for hope amidst the fiery embers -- forget it.

After showing lots of promise last season under new head coach Eric Musselman, the Warriors suffered a death blow last week when Arenas, the team's best player and catalyst for its improbable run, signed an offer sheet with the Wizards.

Because of salary-cap constraints, the Warriors would have to clear around $20 million in cap room to be able to match the offer.

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer