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|Colours:||Royal blue & yellow|
|Hall of Famers:||Andy Phillip, Tom Gola, Joe Fulks, Paul Arizin, Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry Lucas, Nate Thurmond, Rick Barry, Neil Johnston, Robert Parish, Chris Mullin, Jamaal Wilkes, Ralph Sampson, Bernard King, Guy Rodgers, Mitch Richmond, Šarūnas Marčiulionis, Jo Jo White & Al Alttles|
|Hall of Fame Coaches:||Frank McGuire, Alex Hannum, Bill Sharman & Don Nelson|
|Rivals:||Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers & San Antonio Spurs|
|Legends:||Wilt Chamberlain, Tom Meschery, Al Alttles, Nate Thurmond, Rick Barry, Chris Mullin, Tim Hardaway, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Kevin Durant, Steve Kerr, Don Nelson & Eddie Gottlieb|
|Retired Numbers:||13, 14, 16, 17, 24 & 42|
|NBA Championships:||7: 1947, 1956, 1975, 2015, 2017, 2018 & 2022|
Prior to the NBA merger in 1949, the Philadelphia Warriors were a charter team in the Basketball Association of America (BAA), and are one of only three teams still in existence in the NBA. Having recaptured league success over the past 10 years, the Warriors are once again one of the powerhouse franchises in the NBA.
The Warriors won their first championship in the inaugural season of the BAA, beating the Chicago Stags 4-1 in the 1946-47 finals. Although the title was won prior to the merger, the NBA recognises the Warriors as the first champions of the league.
The Warriors first season in the league saw the emergence of scoring sensation and future hall of famer, Joe Fulks. Fulks was a key member of the first title team, leading the league in scoring with 23.2 points per game in the 1946-47 season.
After two seasons in the NBA, inaugural coach and general manager Eddie Gottlieb bought the team in 1951, and relinquished the head coach position prior to the 1955-56 season. In just his first season as head coach, George Senesky led the Warriors to their second championship, with future Hall of Famers Paul Arizin, Tom Gola and Neil Johnston all playing key roles.
After a year of touring as a Harlem Globetrotter, Philadelphia local Wilt Chamberlain was drafted by the Warriors in 1959, marking a new era in the NBA. A prodigious high school talent, Chamberlain entered the NBA and immediately became the highest paid player in the league, and it didn’t take long for Wilt to show his worth, scoring 43 points and bringing in 28 rebounds in his first NBA game.
In 1962 San Francisco radio legend, Franklin Mieuli became a majority shareholder and electing to relocate the franchise to the San Francisco Bay Area, renaming them the San Francisco Warriors.
After drafting Nate Thurmond to play alongside Wilt, the Warriors looked ready for another championship push, the only thing that stood in their way was the Boston Celtics. In 1964 the Warriors faced Boston in the finals, going down 4-1 in the best of seven, handing the Celtics their sixth of an eventual eight consecutive championships.
Through five and a half years with the Warriors Chamberlain averaged a staggering 41.5 points and 25.1 rebounds, recognised as the MVP of the league in 1960, however team success alluded Chamberlain and the Warriors, leading to Wilt being traded during the 1964-65 season. A season that saw the Warriors only win 17 games.
Chamberlain is widely recognised as one of the top 10 NBA players of all time, to this day holding a plethora of records amongst the league including the 7th most points in NBA history (31,419) and the most points ever scored in a single game (100).
After selecting NBA rookie of the year Rick Barry in the 1965 draft, the Warriors, led by Barry and Thurmond, made the 1966-67 NBA finals, where they were defeated by… you guessed it, Wilt Chamberlain and the Philadelphia 76’ers.
After rebranding the team to become the Golden State Warriors, Barry would eventually taste success, bringing the team their third championship (first on the West coast) as the finals MVP in 1975.
Although the Warriors continued to churn out All Star and future Hall of Fame quality players, such as Chris Mullins, Tim Hardaway and Chris Webber. From 1978 through until 2014 the Warriors only managed to win 5 playoff series in that 36-year stretch.
From an on-court perspective, the turning point for the Warriors in the modern era came with a run of successful draft picks, selecting Steph Curry with the seventh pick in 2009, Klay Thompson with the 11th pick in 2011 and Draymond Green with the 35th pick in 2012.
Following the appointment of Steve Kerr in 2014, Curry, Thompson and Green were the cornerstone pieces behind the Warriors drought breaking 2015 championship run as well as the NBA record 73-9 season in 2016. Two remarkable seasons for the Warriors capped off with consecutive MVP awards for point guard Steph Curry.
Leading the 2016 finals three games to one, the Warriors went on to lose the final 3 games to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The following offseason saw the Warriors sign 2014 league MVP Kevin Durant for the following season.
Durant proved to be the missing piece for the already star studded Warriors, who went on to redeem themselves against James and the Cavaliers, winning the next two NBA championships, with Durant winning consecutive finals MVPs.
Having lost the 2019 NBA finals to the Toronto Raptors, the Warriors entered 2020 without Kevin Durant (signed with the Brooklyn Nets) and Klay Thompson (ACL). Curry missed most the COVID-19 interrupted season and the Warriors trade D’Angelo Russell for Andrew Wiggins and a 2021 first round pick. All of the loss and changeover resulted in Golden State finishing at the bottom of the Western conference with the worst record in the league.
Their poor season proved fruitful, with the Warriors gaining the second pick in the 2020 NBA Draft and used it to select James Wiseman. Many thought that Golden State may trade the 7 foot prospect, but they wanted to win and traded for Kelly Oubre Jr, helping fill the hole left by Klay Thompson, who tore his achilles and missed a second straight season.
Golden State finished eighth in the West but never made the playoffs, losing two straight games, to the Lakers and Grizzlies, in the 2021 Play-In Tournament. With two lottery picks, 7 & 14, the Warriors have some pieces that they can move to help re-tool the roster to help Curry and Thompson to another shot at a title.
The Golden State Warriors added another championship to their impressive dynasty in 2022. They went on to beat the Boston Celtics in six games and win their fourth ring in the last eight years.
Our experts will provide an analysis on the Warriors’ chances closer to the start of the 2022-23 season. In the meantime, you can check out our thoughts on the team before the 2021-22 season started:
Last season for the Warriors was mostly a write-off, without their star guard Klay Thomson, the team’s identity quickly dissolved onto the shoulders of Stephen Curry. The Warriors dealt with consistent injuries and also experienced the woes that come with relying on rookies yet, despite this, they managed to finish above 0.500 (at 39-33, 0.542).
Unfortunately, being in the tougher West meant that they fell to the 9-seed which ultimately led to their exit in the play-in tournament. However, the front office has gone all-in with their current roster, not making any major shifts and putting their trust in the ‘Splash Brothers’, the 3-time NBA Champion-winning backcourt with the 2 greatest shooters of all time. Will this be enough to bring them back into contention? Will we even get to see the same Klay Thompson? Or are the Warriors about to finally end their dynasty.
Steve Kerr continues his historic run as the Warriors head coach, entering his 8th year with the team. Kerr has won 3 championships with GSW and holds the best regular season record ever (73-9 in 2015-16) so it’s safe to say the Warriors are in the perfect hands.
Instead, the front office and general manager Bob Myers concerns were directed at filling out their roster around their core guys. Most notably, Myers and Golden State made history, singing Stephen Curry to a 4 year/ $215 million contract extension. This locks down the generational point guard to the team until 2025-26.
The Warriors lost some of their key rotational wing players in Kent Bazemore, Kelly Oubre Jr, and Eric Paschall who all contributed to the team’s offense but offered not too much help on defense. However, Myers was able to replace them with 3-D players such as Otto Porter (a career 40.2 3P%) and Avery Bradley, a defensive-minded guard.
The team also made some notable lottery picks in the draft, bringing in Johnathon Kuminga and Moses Moody. Kuminga is a versatile defender with his 6’8 and 7’0 wingspan giving him the ability to guard 1-5 and his time in the G League helped him prepare for the NBA-pace where he averaged 15.9 pts and 7.2 reb. Moody is more of a raw prospect with high upside and scoring potential but will likely have a limited role in his rookie season, playing behind the likes of Thompson, Wiggins, and Poole.
The Warriors also reunited with Andre Iguodala who is accustomed to the Kerr-Curry offense and offers top-notch defense. Other players the front office acquired through free agency were shooting big man Nemanja Bjelica, Chris Chiozza, and sharpshooter Langston Galloway.
The Warriors franchise and Stephen Curry have become synonymous over the years. The superstar point guard had an MVP Caliber season last year, averaging 32 pts, 5.8 ast, and 5.3 3pts made per game (the most 3pts made per game ever) on 42.1% from 3. In short, Curry has not missed a step, even after his broken hand or fractured tailbone. Expect the same video game-like numbers from Curry this upcoming season who (not including his 5 game stint in 2019-20) has averaged more than 25 points AND over 41% from 3 since 2015.
Stephen Curry’s offense has a gravity that all NBA teams must give in to which in turn creates higher shot quality for his teammates as Curry is constantly moving with or without the ball. Last season, Curry covered an insane 1.44 miles a game on offense alone. We all know Curry’s offensive capabilities – his 48.24% on step-back 3’s and 1.32 points per possession in isolation just to name a few, but just his presence elevates his team and opens the floor for other guys like Wiggins, Green, and Wiseman.
Obviously, when mentioning Stephen Curry’s name it’s hard to not think of his partner in crime, Klay Thompson. Just like Steph, his off-ball movement is an essential factor in the team’s entire offense. His ACL tear and achilles tear has caused questions around his ability to return to the Klay we knew before; scoring 37 points in a quarter and the same player to lock up the best player on the opposing team. If Klay can return close to his 2018-19 form (21.5 points on 40.2 3P%), expect the Warriors to make some serious noise in the West.
No one else in the league says ‘key role player’ than Draymond Green. His stats are quite underwhelming on paper, averaging 7 pts, 8.9 ast and 7.1 reb yet he is a top tier playmaker in this league. Last season, Green finished 4th in assists per game, 8th in assist %, and with a 2.9 assist/turnover ratio.
Curry, Klay, and Wiggins carry a lot of the scoring load but Green is the perfect compliment to that, acting as the ultimate facilitator. However, defense is where Green excels, finishing 3rd in the league in steals (1.68 per game), 5th in defensive win shares, and 2nd in defensive box plus/ minus. It’s easy to say Green is a defensive juggernaut and a key to the Warriors past 3 championships and will be a key to their success in the 2021-22 season.
Honourable mentions go out to sophomore James Wiseman and Andrew Wiggins. Wiggins had a solid season, improving his efficiency and perimeter defense but his limited court vision and aversion to contact when finishing holds him and the Warriors back.
Meanwhile, Wiseman’s timeline doesn’t exactly fit in with the Warriors but, due to the offensive firepower of Curry and Klay, Wiseman isn’t expected to do too much though, expect to see an inevitable sophomore improvement.
All eyes last season were on Wiseman who slightly underperformed to his 2nd-pick-potential but this left many other notable players on the team largely overlooked. With Klay Thompson finding his rhythm after not playing since June 2019, the Warriors need an offensive spark to take pressure off of Curry. This is where Jordan Poole comes in. The 22 year old averaged 15.5 points and 3.1 assists in the 21 games he started, including a 38 point performance against the Pelicans. In the preseason, Jordan Poole absolutely lit it up as a viable 2nd option to Curry.
Almost all of Poole’s rookie numbers improved in his sophomore season whilst also taking on a bigger role in the offense in Thompson’s absence. Most notably, his 3 point volume and efficiency increased as he shot 27.9% from 3 in his rookie year (which didn’t deter him from jacking up 10 attempts per 100 possessions), a number which jumped to 35.1% (on 13.1 attempts per 100 possessions).
But where Poole showed most improvement was his finishing at the rim, in his rookie year, he finished a respectable 52.3% of his attempts at the rim but last year he finished at 70%, better than Kyrie Irving (60.4%), Damian Lillard (61%), and James Harden (63.2%). An eye test shows how advanced Poole’s shot creating abilities are, with an arsenal consisting of Harden-like stepbacks, deep-Steph threes, and a crafty finishing ability. Even with Klay’s return, the Warriors can look to Poole as an offensive spark off the bench (a la Jordan Clarkson) who can anchor the team’s offense when Curry, Wiggins, and Klay sit out.
The 2021-22 season is over and we take a look back at the Golden State Warriors betting history for the most recent season. We will provide more information in relation to the new 2022-23 season once information becomes available. In the meantime, have a look at the betting and odds information for the Warriors before the start of the previous season:
With Klay Thompson and Steph Curry back to full health, the Warriors returned towards the top of the odds, despite their poor season in 2019-20. When markets opened, Golden State’s 2020-21 NBA Championship odds were +900, and just before the draft in mid-November those odds were +650.
Unfortunately Thompson tore his achilles and would miss the entire season, forcing the Warriors’ odds to drop down to the middle of the pack. They then had promise that Curry could lead them to another title, finishing the regular season in eighth place in the West, but they were eliminated in the Play-In Tournament.
Golden State performed slightly worse against the spread compared to their actual record, finishing just 37-35 ATS. They really struggled on the road, being just 14-22 ATS when travelling, second worst in the league, but saved their season by going 23-13 ATS at home, equal-first.
Lofty offensive expectations for Curry and the Warriors, paired with their top 10 defense meant that Golden State finished the regular season with the second worst O/U record in the league. They went just 30-40-2 O/U, being 17-17-2 at home and just 13-23 on the road.
Still got some burning questions about the Golden State Warriors? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully you will find the answer you are looking for below!
Why did the Golden State Warriors move to San Francisco?
In 1962, Franklin Mieuli, (along with a joint venture headed by Diners Club), purchased the majority shares of the team and relocated the franchise to the San Francisco Bay Area, renaming them the San Francisco Warriors.
When did the Golden State Warriors move cities?
The Warriors moved to the San Francisco bay area in 1962.
Where do the Golden State Warriors play?
The Golden State Warriors play their home games at the Chase Center.
Who owns the Golden State Warriors?
Joe Laocb has been the majority owner of the Warriors since 2010.
When did the Warriors move to San Francisco?
Following the move to the west coast in 1962, the Warriors played their home games in San Diego, San Francisco, Daly City and in Oakland. With Oakland becoming the team’s exclusive home court in 1971. The Warriors officially returned to San Francisco in September of 2019, with the opening of their own stadium, the Chase Centre.
Have the Golden State Warriors won an NBA Championship?
The Golden State Warriors have won 7 NBA championships, most recently in 2022.
Who is the Golden State Warriors coach?
Steve Kerr is the head coach of the Golden State Warriors.
Do the Golden State Warriors play tonight?
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What is the Golden State Warriors record?
The Golden State Warriors had a 53-29 win-loss record for the 2021-22 NBA season.
Did the Golden State Warriors win last night?
Fans of the Golden State Warriors are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.
How much is the Golden State Warriors worth?
According to Forbes Magazine, the Warriors are worth $5.6 billion.
Who do the Golden State Warriors play tonight?
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How to watch the Golden State Warriors?
You can catch the Golden State Warriors in action through NBA TV, NBA League Pass, or on TV such as ESPN, Fox Sports Southeast.
Will the Golden State Warriors make the playoffs this year?
The Golden State Warriors did make the playoffs last season as they ended up becoming the NBA Champions.
When do the Golden State Warriors play?
Golden State Warriors fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips we list all the information you need like the tip off time, location of the game and the all important NBA odds.
Where did the Golden State Warriors finish the season?
The Golden State Warriors finished the 2021-22 NBA season third in the Western Conference.
How many games did the Golden State Warriors win?
The Golden State Warriors won 53 games during the 2021-22 NBA season.
What are the NBA expert picks for the Golden State Warriors?
The NBA expert picks for the Golden State Warriors in the 2022-23 season is yet to be determined, but make sure you check our page regularly as we crunch all the numbers and stats to get awesome expert NBA picks for our readers.
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