What is the Golden State Warriors' Starting Lineup?
For the moment, we are going to assume that when Draymond Green is active Chris Paul comes off the bench. As of late October, Paul is on the board at FanDuel Sportsbook at +1700 for the Sixth Man Award.
Point Guard: Steph Curry
The greatest 3-point shooter in NBA history, Curry is entering his 15th season and is coming off a season in which he averaged 29.4 points. eh has an astounding 3,390 career 3-pointers, an NBA record.
Shooting Guard: Klay Thompson
An outstanding 3-point shooter in his own right, Thompson holds the NBA record for most 3s in a single game, 14, which he accomplished on Oct. 29, 2018. He averaged 21.9 points per game last season, the third-highest total of his career.
Small Forward: Andrew Wiggins
The overall No. 1 pick of the 2014 draft missed a significant amount of time last season because of a personal issue, playing only 37 games before returning for the playoffs. This will be his fifth season with the Warriors.
Power Forward: Draymond Green
One of the most outspoken players in the league, Green has spent his entire 11-tear career with the Warriors. A defensive specialist who was once capable f putting up triple-double every night, he remains a Swiss Army knife type who will always keep things interesting with his comments off the court.
Center: Kevon Looney
Entering his ninth season, all with Golden State, Looney is a defensive oriented center who averaged a career-high 7.0 points last season along with a career-high 9.1 rebounds. He has appeared in all 82 games for two straight seasons.
Who Will Be on the Golden State Warriors’ Bench?
This is one of the deepest benches in the NBA, and the Warriors are especially high on Jackson-Davis, a rookie from Indiana who was a first team All-American last season at Indiana after he averaged 20.9 points and 10.8 rebounds. Saric will be playing with his fifth team in nine NBA seasons, and Joseph joins Golden State for his 13th NBA season after playing for Detroit last season. Podziemski is the Warriors' first-round draft pick from Santa Clara and may have trouble cracking the rotation.
Who Is the Warriors’ 6th Man?
We have to assume it is going to be Paul, who has been a starter for every single one of his 1,214 career games as a prolific passer who has averaged 9.5 assists in an 18-year career in which he has played for the Hornets, Clippers, Rockets, Thunder, and Suns. But if coach Steve Kerr decides to start a small lineup with three guards -- Paul, Curry and Thompson, then the default Sixth Man would be Looney, who started 150 of 164 games the past two seasons.
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Who Is the Warriors' Head Coach?
Steve Kerr has been Golden State's head coach since 2015 and is entering his 11th year at the helm, already having won four championships and six NBA Finals appearances. Of course, the NBA Finals are nothing new to Kerr, who played in five of them over a distinguished 16-year playing career. Kerr also is the current head coach of Team USA, which will compete next at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Who Is the Warriors’ General Manager?
Mike Dunleavy has replaced Bob Myers in this position after Myers built the current roster. The 41-year-old Dunleavy enters his sixth season in the Warriors front office. He was vice president of basketball operations for the past two seasons after two years as an assistant general manager. He joined the front office in 2018-19 as a pro scout following a 15-year playing career that included four-plus seasons with the Warriors (2002-07).
Golden State Warriors FAQs
Joe Lacob, a partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, is the majority owner. Peter Guber is the minority owner.
Brandon Schneider has been team president since April 2021 after serving as the team's chief revenue officer.
The are 22 players in the Hall of Fame who spent all or part of their careers with the Warriors, including Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry, Paul Arizin, Chris Mullin and Tim Hardaway.
With Draymond Green injured, the current Warriors starting lineup is Chris Paul, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, and Kevon Looney.
Curry averaged a team-high 29.4 points per game last season.
The Warriors starting five will be Curry, Thompson, Wiggins, Green, and Looney or Chris Paul, Curry, Thompson, Wiggins, and Green.