To say the Warriors had a rough season in 2019-20 is an understatement. The team ended the season with a 15-50 record, and stars Steph Curry and Klay Thompson missed almost the entire season with injuries.
They do, however, find themselves alone in one very unique category when it comes to the current roster.
Now that NBA transactions are complete for all but substitute/replacement players, here’s a fun little note:
The Golden State Warriors are the only NBA team without a single pending 2020 free agent. All 13 Warriors under contract have deals that extend into the 2020-21 season.
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) July 2, 2020
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13 players under contract, all of them extending into next season. But the Warriors didn’t begin the season that way. This was the Golden State roster when training camp opened in September of 2019.
Andrew Wiggins had three years and almost $100 million remaining on his contract when the Warriors acquired him at the NBA trade deadline.
Ky Bowman signed a multi-year extension with Golden State in February, sources told NBC Sports Bay Area’s Monte Poole. Bowman originally started as a two-way player for the Warriors and spent time with the Santa Cruz Warriors in the G League as well.
On the same day Bowman’s contract was converted to a standard NBA deal, big man Marquese Chriss also signed a reported multiyear extension with the Warriors. Chriss had been a two-player for a few weeks after being released to make way for Damion Lee, who himself was converted from a two-way player to a full-time member of Golden State’s roster.
Local product Juan Toscano-Anderson began the season in Santa Cruz with the Warriors’ G League team, playing 31 games there this season before being signed to the Warriors’ roster in February on a multi-year deal.
Finally, Mychal Mulder impressed Golden State’s front office enough during his 10-day contract that the Warriors inked him to a multi-year deal in an announcement on Mar. 10, just a few days before the league’s coronavirus suspension.
Trades could open up roster spots for Myers and the organization, but free agency won’t be much of an issue this offseason, as all 13 of the players on the active roster are locked up for next season.
Warriors bizarrely only NBA team with no pending 2020 free agents originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area