Of the 18 players the Golden State Warriors utilized last season, 15 currently hold contracts for next season. Nine of those remain with the franchise, with six having departed either via trade or free agency this offseason.
That leaves three players whose futures remain clouded. 2015 Finals MVP Andre Iguodala is still expected to retire after 19 seasons in the league, but the 39-year-old is yet to officially make an announcement and has left the door ajar for a return.
Former Golden State Warriors’ forwards JaMychal Green and Anthony Lamb are still looking for a new home in NBA free agency.
JaMychal Green and Anthony Lamb are at different points of their NBA career, but they’re together in hoping it extends beyond last season’s campaign with the Warriors. Both played important roles at certain times for Golden State, though are seemingly unwanted by the franchise or rivals at this stage of the offseason.
Green has played nine seasons in the league after going undrafted in 2012. The 33-year-old signed with the Warriors in August last year after reaching a buyout agreement with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The 6’9″ big man played a sporadic role during the regular season, appearing in 57 games and averaging 6.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 14 minutes per game. Green shot an effective 54% from the floor and 37.8% from three-point range.
With Steve Kerr desperate for more floor spacing against the Los Angeles Lakers in the second-round of the postseason, Green replaced Kevon Looney in the starting lineup for Game 2 and 3 of the six-game series.
Lamb played more of a role during the regular season, playing 62 games and averaging 6.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 19.3 minutes per game. After starting the season on a two-way contract, the 25-year-old was converted to a standard deal and onto Golden State’s main roster ahead of the playoffs.
Lamb is still eligible for a two-way contract with the Warriors or another team next season, yet nothing has been reported on that front. Meanwhile, it’s fair to assume that Green’s time with the franchise has ended as a brief one.