Golden State Warriors: 15 forgotten players in franchise history

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 5: DeMarcus Nelson
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13. Dewayne Dedmon

Before Dewayne Dedmon finally found his calling with the San Antonio Spurs and eventually a deal in free agency with the Atlanta Hawks, he played for the Golden State Warriors. A real theme here is going to be the amount of big men the team has tried to bring in.

Yes, it’s hard to find a big guy in the NBA and the league has changed so dramatically that the market isn’t there that once was. That’s worked out for Golden State just fine, but Dedmon had to wander around before he found his place in the league.

He played in only four games during his time with Golden State and bounced between the big club and Santa Cruz so much, most players heads would spin. Still, he clearly was persistent in his desire to remain with the league.

He’s turned into a quality big man option off the bench and now it will be interesting to see how his career with the Hawks goes. If he can keep making the same development, he should continue to turn into a nice rotational player in this league.

At the very least, if he does become a very good player he won’t become much of a forgotten player in franchise history. A lot of players that have bounced around got their start thanks to Golden State taking a chance on them.