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Warriors Give Klay Thompson No. 77 Practice Jersey After 75th Anniversary Snub

Oct 24, 2021 10:44 PM

Klay Thompson had a strong reaction to being left off the NBA's 75th anniversary team, which led to his teammates poking fun at him by giving him a No. 77 jersey in his locker. 

"77!" Thompson said. "Best player of all time, baby!"

"Get the new jersey!" Stephen Curry said with a laugh. "New jersey alert!"

Thompson missed the last two seasons due to injuries. 

"I didn't know what it meant, at first," Steve Kerr said after practice. "And then somebody explained it. I thought that was quite, quite funny."

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Warriors Re-Sign Gary Payton II

Oct 20, 2021 9:09 AM

The Golden State Warriors re-signed veteran guard Gary Payton II. Payton inked a one-year deal at the veteran minimum with a partial guarantee. Payton had been waived by the Warriors on Sunday and cleared waivers on Tuesday.

By waiving and re-signing Payton, the Warriors lowered his cap hit. Due to Golden State being deep into the luxury tax, any additional salary they carry comes with prohibitive penalties.

Payton signed a two-year contract for the veteran minimum in mid-May last season. Payton had previously completed two 10 Day contracts with the Warriors. Golden State is said to like Payton's on-ball defense, as well as his ability to run the offense as a backup point guard.

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Warriors Claim Jeff Dowtin Off Waivers, Convert Contract To Two-Way

Oct 19, 2021 8:37 AM

The Golden State Warriors claimed guard Jeff Dowtin off waivers. The point guard was waived after spending the preseason with the Orlando Magic.

The Warriors then converted Dowtin's contract to a Two-Way deal. Dowtin joins Chris Chiozza as Golden State's two Two-Way players.

Dowtin went undrafted out of Rhode Island at the 2020 NBA Draft. He played for the Lakeland Magic during the 2021 G League bubble. In 15 games, Dowtin averaged 6.5 points and 2.5 assists.

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Warriors Veterans Wanted Team To Keep Avery Bradley

Oct 18, 2021 8:48 AM

Golden State Warriors veterans Stephen Curry and Draymond Green hoped the team would keep Avery Bradley on the opening night roster. Bradley was part of the Warriors round of cuts, as Golden State chose to keep their 15th roster spot open for the time being.

Bradley didn't show much in the preseason, but the Warriors stars weren't worried about the 11-year veteran's ability to produce. At one point in the preseason, there was even a thought that Bradley could start until Klay Thompson returned from injury. The idea was to keep Jordan Poole in the sixth man role, which is where he'll likely play once Thompson returns.

Now, Bradley and fellow guards Mychal Mulder and Gary Payton II are free agents. Mulder is a candidate to return to Golden State to fill their open Two-Way spot. There are rumors Payton could be re-signed to fill the Warriors final roster spot, as well.

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Warriors Waive Avery Bradley, Gary Payton II, Mychal Mulder, Jordan Bell

Oct 16, 2021 8:09 AM

The Golden State Warriors have waived Avery Bradley, Gary Payton II, Mychal Mulder and Jordan Bell.

The Warriors strongly considered keeping Bradley and Payton.

Golden State is currently leaving their 15th roster spot vacant but there will be discussions on what to do with it in the coming days. There is a possibility of re-signing Payton.

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Klay Thompson To Be Cleared For Full Practice Within Next Month

Oct 15, 2021 9:33 AM

Klay Thompson last played in an NBA game in the 2019 Finals after suffering a tear in his ACL and then a ruptured Achilles in November 2020. Thompson's exact return has not yet been determined, but Shams Charania of The Athletic reports he may return to practice in November.

"I'm told Klay Thompson will be cleared for full practice over the next month or so," said Charania.

Thompson's return date has been set at around Christmas.. 

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Warriors Sign L.J. Figueroa To Camp Deal

Oct 14, 2021 9:06 AM

The Golden State Warriors have signed L.J. Figueroa to a training camp contract. Figueroa's deal is expected to be fully non-guaranteed.

Figueroa went undrafted out of Oregon at the 2021 NBA Draft. He then played in Las Vegas Summer League with the Dallas Mavericks. In five games with Dallas, Figueroa averaged 7.0 points and 7.6 rebounds.

It's expected that Figueora will join the Santa Cruz Warriors of the G League as an Affiliate Player following the preseason.

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Quinndary Weatherspoon Signs With Warriors

Oct 11, 2021 4:29 PM

The Golden State Warriors have signed Quinndary Weatherspoon.

Weatherspoon appeared in 31 games with the San Antonio Spurs over the past two seasons. Weatherspoon was the 49th overall pick in 2019.

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Warriors Waive Langston Galloway

Oct 10, 2021 11:35 AM

The Golden State Warriors have waived Langston Galloway. The veteran guard signed a non-guaranteed camp contract with the Warriors in late-September. There will be no cap hit for the Warriors after the waiver.

Galloway appeared in three preseason games for Golden State. He averaged 3.3 points and 3.6 rebounds in 8.8 minutes per contest off the bench.

The Warriors brought several veterans to camp to compete for roster spots, including Jordan Bell and Avery Bradley. Recent reports said that Bradley is the leader to win the team's final roster spot.

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Jordan Poole To Start For Klay Thompson

Oct 7, 2021 8:56 AM

The Golden State Warriors are going to be without Klay Thompson until sometime around the holidays. Steve Kerr says Golden State will replace Thompson with Jordan Poole. And it's a lineup move that's likely to stick for a while.

The third-year guard has gotten off to a hot start in the preseason. Kerr said, "“For now, he’ll be in that starting spot and he’s playing so well, it’s hard to envision not keeping him there.” In the Warriors first two preseason games, Poole has scored 47 points on 44 minutes.

Poole was pressed into action earlier than expected as a rookie in the 2019-20 season. He played 22 minutes per game, but shot poorly and generally seemed overwhelmed by the NBA game. As a sophomore, Poole found his shot and averaged 12 points in just 19 minutes per game. That solid play has him poised for a big role for the Warriors this season.

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Andrew Wiggins: Only Options Were To Get Vaccinated Or Not Play In NBA

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Avery Bradley Has Best Chance To Win Warriors Final Roster Spot

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Andrew Wiggins Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

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Draymond Green Won't Push Andrew Wiggins To Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

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Warriors Promote Mike Dunleavy Jr. To VP Of Basketball Operations

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Steve Kerr Emerges As Favorite To Become Next USA Basketball Head Coach

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Andrew Wiggins Confirms He Won't Receive COVID-19 Vaccine Despite City Mandate

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NBA Denies Andrew Wiggins Exemption For Vaccination Status

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Avery Bradley, Warriors Agree To Deal

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Langston Galloway Signs Camp Deal With Warriors

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Andrew Wiggins Remains Against COVID-19 Vaccination, Could Miss Home Games

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NBA Fines Joe Lacob $50,000 For Violating Anti-Tampering Rule

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Joe Lacob: Ben Simmons Trade Doesn't Really Fit What We're Doing

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RealGM Radio: Ben Golliver, Matt Moore On The Pacific Division (2021)

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Klay Thompson Making 'Good Progress', Exact Date For Return Still Not Determined

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Warriors To Work Out Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, Quinn Cook

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Ryan Arcidiacono To Work Out For Warriors

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RealGM Radio: West Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti (2021-22)

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Warriors Not Planning On Initiating Any Trade Calls Before Start Of Season

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Warriors Not Strongly Interested In Pairing Ben Simmons With Draymond Green

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