After a turbulent 2022-23 season that ultimately saw them eliminated in the second-round of the playoffs, the Golden State Warriors faced a pivotal offseason as they sought to re-establish championship contention.
The task was made more challenging with long-time General Manager Bob Myers leaving on the eve of the offseason, with Mike Dunleavy Jr. stepping up to take the role and lead a reconfigured front office.
The Golden State Warriors had a busy offseason with a blockbuster trade, two important draft selections, and some crucial free agency moves - How did they fair?
In terms of their aspiration to return to championship contention, Golden State has been unable to lift their credentials through the first quarter of the season. After a promising 5-1 start that included some big road wins, they've slumped to a 9-11 record which places them 11th in the Western Conference.
The Warriors are and have been better than that, and their outlook could be so much different if not for some games where they've literally snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Golden State has lost five games by less than four points, and a sixth where Chet Holmgren's buzzer-beating three-pointer forced overtime.
Dunleavy, like everyone else in the organization, will be disappointed with the Warriors' current standing. But that doesn't mean his first nine months in the role of GM should be considered a failure -- in fact, quite to the contrary.
The 43-year-old shook things up less than two weeks into the job, then had a crucial job of completing the Golden State roster via the draft and free agency. So how did he do in his first offseason? Let's start with the blockbuster trade: