The NBA offseason is officially underway. Free agents can negotiate with teams, trades can go down, and the Golden State Warriors can get set on building another championship contender.
There will be a lot of rumors, a lot of reports, and all kinds of news to report over the next month, as the Warriors prepare for the Dec. 22 start to the 2020-21 NBA season.
We’re going to track all that news here, so you can stay up to date with everything that happens to the Warriors. We’ll pin this article on the front page so you can find it easily, and update it every time there’s some Warriors news to report.
News will be in reverse chronological order
Tuesday, Nov. 24 — Warriors sign Axel Toupane to Exhibit 10 contract
Per a report from The Athletic’s Anthony Slater, the Warriors have signed French wing Axel Toupane — who has 25 games of NBA experience — to an Exhibit 10 contract. That adds some depth to the training camp roster.
Source: Axel Toupane is joining the Warriors on an Exhibit 10 deal. French wing, has spent a little time in the NBA. Camp invite.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 24, 2020
Monday, Nov. 23 — Warriors sign undrafted free agent Dwayne Sutton
Golden State added some depth for the training camp roster with the addition of undrafted rookie Dwayne Sutton, a wing from Louisville who was named All-ACC Honorable Mention last season.
Golden State Warriors reach agreement with undrafted free agent guard Dwayne Sutton out of Louisville, league source tells Yahoo Sports.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) November 23, 2020
Sunday, Nov. 22 — Gasol might not be interested
According to Shams Charania, Marc Gasol has narrowed his interest to two teams, and neither of them is Golden State.
Marc Gasol is narrowing his focus to the Lakers and Raptors, and L.A. is working market place to find way to improve offer, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Mavericks are not expected to be destination.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 22, 2020
Sunday, Nov. 22 — Warriors sign Kent Bazemore
Kent Bazemore is returning to the Warriors on a one-year deal, where he’ll provide floor spacing, transition offense, and strong defense.
Bazemore returns to the Warriors, where he will play a major wing role on a contending team. The 8-year veteran fielded several offers before deciding on Golden State. https://t.co/sy8O4Cf4ym— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 22, 2020
Saturday, Nov. 21 — Warriors interested in Marc Gasol
Golden State is interested in center Marc Gasol, a three-time All-Star and former Defensive Player of the Year. They would likely have to use the disabled player exception to afford Gasol.
Another Western Conference team showing interest in signing Marc Gasol, sources tell ESPN: Golden State. https://t.co/L2uGswJn82— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 22, 2020
Saturday, Nov. 21 — Warriors sign Brad Wanamaker
The Warriors found their backup point guard, signing former Boston Celtics guard Brad Wanamaker to a one-year, $2.25 million deal.
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
Friday, Nov. 20 — Warriors waive Ky Bowman
The Warriors announced that second-year point guard Ky Bowman was being waived. This felt like it was coming after the team drafted Nico Mannion in the 2020 NBA Draft. There isn’t room on the roster for two third-string, developmental point guards, so Bowman had to go.
Thursday, Nov. 19 — Warriors trade for Kelly Oubre Jr.
The Warriors added athletic wing Kelly Oubre Jr. in a trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Oubre is set to make $14.4 million in the final year of his deal, but the tax penalty will be in excess of $60 million (though that will come down after the league’s income is determined). The Warriors used the Traded Player Exception to absorb Oubre’s contract.
Golden State is sending OKC their 2021 first-round pick, protected for slots 1-20. If it lands 1-20, the Warriors will instead send two second-round picks to the Thunder.