Klay Thompson may be done for the entire season but the Golden State Warriors are ready to be back in the spotlight again. Following a season where they ended as the worst team in the league, Steve Kerr and his boys will be back at it as a contender in the Western Conference.
Not only were they able to draft James Wiseman with the second overall pick as well as having the steal of the draft, Nico Mannion in the second round. Now, they have signed two players who will definitely improve the squad and bring firepower off the bench.
GM Boby Myers has been making moves, and was able to acquire two good free agents, Brad Wanamaker and Kent Bazemore.
Free agent G Brad Wanamaker has agreed to a one-year, $2.25M deal to join the Golden State Warriors, his agent Steve McCaskill tells ESPN. Wanamaker played a productive role with Celtics – and now’s expected to see some significant minutes as Steph Curry’s backup.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 22, 2020
Wanamaker isn't only a scorer, and is expected to play big minutes behind Stephen Curry next season. By being able to guard multiple positions as well as shooting 37% from three, he is expected to be a solid addition to the Warriors.
Last season at Boston, Wanamaker played in 71 games and averaged 6.9 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.
On the other hand, Bazemore is also expected to be a huge addition for Golden State. Being a great defender and shooter is what characterizes him in the league, and he returns to the 'Bay', which is the same place where he played his first year in the league.
Throughout his career he's also played for the Hawks, Lakers, Kings and Trail Blazers. Bazemore is 35.1% from the three-point line for his career and averages 8 points per game.
P-Lo!!!! My brudda ✊🏾 https://t.co/fwMbHvDMgD— Baze (@24Bazemore) November 23, 2020