"We took a look at revising Chris' contract and decided not to participate," said Dan Finnane, the Warriors president.
If that were the case, according to the 10-year, $32 million contract Ewing signed with the Knicks in 1985, Ewing would have automatically become a restricted free agent, meaning he could receive an offer from another team, and the Knicks could choose to match it.
The Knicks contended that Ewing is among the four highest-paid players after the sixth year of his contract. Ewing disputed the claim and filed for the arbitration, which will be heard on July 22.
The nine-year, $26 million contract Mullin signed in 1989 calls for a salary of $3 million next season. The restructured contract would have paid him more than the $3.138 million Ewing is scheduled to earn in the 1991-92 season.