Updated: June 20, 2003, 12:08 PM ETBy By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
Golden State Warriors: The disgruntled Warriors are preparing for life without restricted free agent Gilbert Arenas. "Let's put it this way: We're not in an ideal situation,'' Warriors general manager Garry St. Jean said in the San Jose Mercury News. "We're not here to tell you that we know the answer today." Chances are, Arenas will take more money from a team that has more salary-cap space than the Warriors. Which leaves St. Jean the unenviable task of trying to replace Arenas with a limited budget and limited options. "I don't want to put the weight of the world on that draft pick," St. Jean said. "Take a hypothetical that Gilbert does leave: How many rookies come in and pick up where a guy like that left off? That answer is not going to be there next Thursday. That's how much respect I have for Gilbert and how bright I think his future is. Again, I'm hoping like heck it's with us."