Build A Squad That Can Beat The Warriors For Under $100 Million And Without LeBron James

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Beating the Golden State Warriors is no easy feat, as proven by their 73-9 record in 2016, and their 16-1 record in last season's playoffs, only losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers once in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

That's why we're now entrusting you with the GM cap, as we task you with building a 5-man squad to rival the Warriors.

Out of the players below, can you build a starting five for under $100 million in cap space and without LeBron James that can defeat the Golden State Warriors?

Point Guard

(AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

(AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

  • Russell Westbrook - $40 million
  • Kyrie Irving - $25 million
  • Chris Paul - $15 million
  • Derrick Rose - $10 million
  • Lonzo Ball - $5 million

Shooting Guard

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  • James Harden - $40 million
  • Jimmy Butler - $25 million
  • Dwyane Wade - $15 million
  • Johnathon Simmons - $10 million
  • Kyle Korver - $5 million

Small Forward

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  • Kawhi Leonard - $40 million
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo - $25 million
  • Gordon Hayward - $15 million
  • Andre Roberson - $10 million
  • Metta World Peace - $5 million

Power Forward

Credit: Getty Images

Credit: Getty Images

  • Anthony Davis - $40 million
  • Paul Millsap - $25 million
  • Kevin Love - $15 million
  • Thaddeus Young - $10 million
  • Pau Gasol- $5 million

Center

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  • Rudy Gobert - $40 million
  • DeMarcus Cousins - $25 million
  • Marcin Gortat - $15 million
  • Clint Capela - $10 million
  • Gorgui Dieng - $5 million