Tim Roth will likely be a lock to sign with the Golden State Warriors next season.
A league source told ESPN.com on Tuesday that Roth will have an opportunity to re-sign with the Warriors next offseason, and he’ll likely be the top target for the Los Angeles Clippers.
Roth has not been shy about expressing his desire to sign a lucrative extension with the Clippers and Warriors.
Last year, Roth signed a five-year deal worth a reported $114 million with the Los Angels.
But after a lackluster season that saw him only average 4.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 28.5 minutes per game, Roth opted out of the final year of his deal with the team.
With the Warriors, Roth will get an opportunity for a significant raise.
In 2019-20, he will make $9.2 million, or $9,000 per minute.
That would be about $2.5 million more than he earned during the same time period last season.
The Warriors also could be looking to bolster their bench with a veteran who can contribute.
That is where Roth could fit into the picture.
He’s a career 37.7 percent three-point shooter, according to Basketball Reference.
The 28-year-old has been a consistent scorer for the Warriors this season, averaging 17.6 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.
He was the MVP of the NBA All-Star Game last year, but the Warriors lost to the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night in a decisive Game 6 in which Curry led the Warriors to a 110-100 victory.
The Golden State franchise is expected to begin its free agency program next month, which is expected, though not certain, to involve Roth.