Full details of what Warriors still owe Wizards after releasing Chris Paul

The Warriors still owe the Wizards plenty after releasing Chris Paul.
Washington Wizards, Chris Paul
Washington Wizards, Chris Paul / Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Wizards have been active and aggressive this offseason. From trading Deni Avdija to Portland to drafting three young talents to bolster their rebuild, the franchise is eager to start building. Alex Sarr, Bilal Coulibaly, and Bub Carrington is a strong beginning and the trio could blossom into the next core in the nation’s capital.

The Wizards are stuck with Jordan Poole for the foreseeable future, but that trade got better for Washington on June 30 as Golden State waived Chris Paul. It was not a shock. The Warriors attempted to trade the future Hall of Famer, but could not find a deal. CP3 is now a free agent and leaves the Dubs with just one season of production from this trade.

The Warriors still owe Washington a significant amount from the deal. Here is a look at the picks that will still be incoming to the nation’s capital.

The Warriors still owe the Wizards 2 draft picks from the Chris Paul trade

Golden State traded Jordan Poole, Ryan Rollins, and Patrick Baldwin, plus draft picks and cash for CP3 in the 2023 offseason. Rollins was waived in January, but Poole and Baldwin remain under contract in Washington. The Dubs still owe these selections to the Wizards.

Wizards still to receive

2030 1st round draft pick (Top 20 protected)
2027 2nd round pick

There are no guarantees the Warriors make the playoffs in 2030. If the pick does not convey, Golden State will give up their 2030 second-round draft pick to Washington.

The Wizards do not care about paying Jordan Poole. They must meet the salary floor and have no plans of contending in 2025. Poole’s contract is one of the worst in the NBA, but it only gets more tradeable. He becomes a free agent in 2027, and Washington would have zero issues dumping his expiring contract if they are ready to contend in the summer of 2026.

The Washington Wizards are significant winners in the Chris Paul for Jordan Poole swap. This trade moves into slam-dunk territory if one of the draft picks hits. Washington has two bites at the apple and has done well finding talent under their new regime.

There should be hope and faith in the nation’s capital. The Washington Wizards are building something special. It will take time but do not be surprised to see the franchise coming up soon. They will have this Chris Paul trade among other moves to thank for that.