Golden State Warriors 2021–22 NBA Roster. How the Dubs Look With the Return of Klay Thompson

Published 08/08/2021, 11:22 PM EDT


The Golden State Warriors have had a rough couple of seasons. This is mainly because of injury to their biggest stars. Klay Thompson has been out since the finals against the Toronto Raptors. With him returning this season, the Warriors look like a competing team once again.

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Their biggest move was Stephen Curry signing his contract extension. He almost took them to the playoffs last season as he averaged 32 points per game. With his splash brother now returning, havoc is now assured. Warriors will look to make a deep run in the playoffs, and maybe even get to the NBA finals this season.

May 16, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates with forward Draymond Green (23) against the Memphis Grizzlies during the fourth quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Let us look at the new Golden State Warriors roster for the 2021-22 season.

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Incoming players

  • Andre Iguodala

Their biggest signing this season would be Iggy. The 37 YO is returning to the Bay, where he won multiple championships. He was the final’s MVP in their first triumph. The NBA veteran played for the Miami Heat last season. He will come off the bench for the Golden State Warriors and hope to make his impact on both ends of the floor.

  • Nemanja Bjelica

Their other acquisition from the Heat was Bjelica. He did not get the play time that he wanted in Miami. In the regular season, he averaged 6.5 points and 3 rebounds in 16 minutes. However, he played only 37 games. Bjelica will also take a bench role while with the Bay.

  • Jonathan Kuminga

The Warriors had great draft picks this season. Likewise, with the 7th overall pick, the drafted Jonathan Kuminga. He impressed the Bay with his performances in the G-league ignite. Kuminga put up 16 points, 7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and almost one block. He is a great two-way player and a valuable addition to the Warriors’ roster.

Jul 29, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Jonathan Kuminga (G League Ignite) poses with NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number seven overall pick by the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the 2021 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
  • Moses Moody
  • Otto Porter Jr.

Outgoing players

  • Kent Bazemore

The sharpshooter made his way back to LA this season. He played in 67 games for the Warriors last season and averaged a little over 7 points per game. However, he prides himself on his shooting and defence while on the floor.

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.

The Warriors acquired Oubre last season from the Suns. However, he failed to make the impact that was expected. And now, with Klay Thompson returning, his place in the starting lineup evaporates. Hence, there are rumours he may sign with the Charlotte Hornets as a free agent soon.

March 29, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Kelly Oubre Jr. (12) shoots the basketball against Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) during the second quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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Golden State Warriors 2021-22 NBA Roster

Frontcourt

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  • Draymond Green
  • Andrew Wiggins
  • Andre Iguodala
  • Nemanja Bjelica
  • Jonathan Kuminga
  • Joan Toscano-Anderson
  • Otto Poter Jr.
  • Jordan Bell
  • James Wisemen
  • Kevon Looney
  • May 19, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Andre Drummond (2) holds back Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) after he and Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole (3) exchange words in the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Backcourt

  • Stephen Curry
  • Klay Thompson
  • Jordan Poole
  • Moses Moody
  • Damion Lee
  • Nico Mannion
  • Gary Payton II
  • Mychal Mulder

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With this new-looking roster, The Warriors are ready to compete once again. Led by Stephen Curry, the Bay might be the surprise team of this season. How far do you think will the Warriors go? Let us know in the comments.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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