Golden State Warriors 2021 Roster: What the Team Looks Like After Trades and Free Agency Signings

Published 11/22/2020, 6:30 PM EST
GUANGZHOU, CHINA – SEPTEMBER 03: Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors attends a commercial event for Under Armour at Asian Games Stadium on September 3, 2016 in Guangzhou, China. (Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images)


The Golden State Warriors are expected to be one of the strongest teams going into the 2020-21 NBA season. They will be making a highly anticipated return to 100% after an abysmal 2019-20 NBA season.

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Due to their poor outing last season, they were awarded the #2 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. Additionally, the Warriors are making moves to improve their roster in the free agency.

Golden State Warriors transactions: Players signed via trades and free agency

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Even before the free agency began, the Warriors smartly used their #2 overall pick. They drafted noted prospect James Wiseman to fill in the 5 spot for them.

Wiseman is expected to be one of the best players from this draft class, and he couldn’t have asked for a better team to be drafted to.

Apart from Wiseman, the Dubs acquired two players in the second round. Nico Mannion (#48 pick) and Justinian Jessup (#51 pick) are the two guards that the franchise has placed their trust on. However, their biggest acquisition is definitely Wiseman.

Apart from these young prospects, the Dubs also acquired Kelly Oubre Jr. via trade. They gave up a Top-20 protected first-round pick in exchange for the 24-year-old.

Furthermore, the Warriors signed two free agents from the open market as well. Guards Brad Wanamaker and Kent Bazemore signed for 1-year contracts with the team.

The Warriors would need some of their bench players to fill up the void that their superstar Klay Thompson left. Thompson’s Achilles injury will keep him on the sidelines for the entire season which is heartbreaking for the Dub Nation.

Players lost

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Along with Klay being out due to the gruesome injury, the franchise waived guard Ky Bowman after just one year of service. Apart from him, the Warriors have not lost any of their players so far.

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But one might wonder if the glory days for the team are over? Thompson’s absence will put a huge burden on Stephen Curry’s shoulders. Curry himself is making a return after being sidelined for almost the entire season due to a hand injury.

Whatever be the case, the team would need the entire roster to put in tremendous amounts of effort, if they want to make it to the top in the Western Conference.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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