Warriors News: Doubts over Steph Curry and Draymond Green Availability While Klay Thompson Probable for the Minicamp

Published 09/21/2020, 11:52 PM EDT


The Golden State Warriors played their last NBA seeding game on March 11, 2020. They lost the game 107-131 against a healthy Clippers side. However, one can’t really blame GSW for their poor show throughout the 2019-20 season, because all they had was an inexperienced roster to count on.

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Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Andrew Wiggins played only 5, 43, and 54 games respectively. Moreover, Klay Thompson missed the entire season because of the Game 6 ACL injury in the 2019 NBA finals, which they lost. It is fair to say that it was a GSW Second Team that played and lost the 2019-20 season. 

The Golden State Warriors are ready to dust off the rust!

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After almost six months of no basketball, the GSW organization has hosted a minicamp which began on September 23, 2020. The Chase Center will again have men in Royal Blue and Yellow jerseys. The Golden State Warriors’ two-week 2020 minicamp roster has names like Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Kevon Looney, and Marquese Chriss.

However, the news is that Steph and Draymond might join later as they have cited family reasons to not join early. 

The decision around Klay Thompson remains doubtful, but chances are strong that he will show up this week. This past week Klay’s father had told in an interview that his son is in better shape than before.

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The G-League team to also join the practice

Jonathon Simmons, Jeremy Pargo, Zach Norvell Jr., Roger Moute a Bidias, and Ryan Taylor are the players who invested their last season in the G-League. This league is NBA’s official minor league, and the five aforementioned names spent time with California based Santa Cruz Warriors. 

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About the mini-camp, the head coach of GSW, Steve Kerr, said in an interview, “I don’t want this to seem anything like a competition for next year or anything like that, because it’s not.”

This can be a great opportunity for the vets to come back into the rhythm. Also, the youngsters/rookies will get a chance to practice alongside the top names of their franchise. Markedly, the NBA allowed the eight teams not invited to the Orlando Bubble to hold such voluntary camps. This helped them come back to the court after a long halt.

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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