On June 25, 2009, the Golden State Warriors drafted Steph Curry. Ten years and 16 days later, the Oklahoma City Thunder traded Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets. With that move, Curry became the NBA leader in longest tenure with his current team. No player in the NBA has played for their team for as long as Curry have.
During that time, Curry has had 106 teammates who have appeared in at least one game. Some played in exactly one game, while others played in hundreds. Some never actually played in a game that Curry was active for, while others formed historically time great partnerships with him.
And I’m ranking all 106, one a day, over the course of three months.
Players are ranked — and stats are shown — based only on their time as Curry’s teammates. How good/bad they were in other organizations doesn’t matter. How good/bad they were on pre-2009-10 Warriors teams doesn’t matter.
To see all of the rankings thus far, you can click on the “Ranking Steph’s teammates” tag at the top of the article.
Now let’s go.
#106: Dewayne Dedmon
Games: 4 (T-98th out of 106)
Points per game: 0.3 (104th out of 106)
Rebounds per game: 0.0 (106th out of 106)
Assists per game: 0.0 (T-102nd out of 106)
It’s easy to forget that Dewayne Dedmon once played for the Warriors. And if you remember that he did, it’s easy to forget that he wasn’t very good.
Dedmon made his NBA debut with the Warriors, as part of a highly-tumultuous rookie season in 2013-14. He played for two teams — neither one the Warriors — during Summer League, then signed a camp contract with the Warriors. He played in the preseason for Golden State, but was cut before the year began.
He spent some time with the Santa Cruz Warriors in the then-D League before earning another contract with Golden State. After getting waived by the Warriors, he would go on to play for two more teams that season alone, as he searched to find his place in the league.
In his NBA debut, Dedmon earned himself the rare stat line of all zeros: 0 points, 0 rebounds, 0 assists, 0 steals, 0 blocks, 0 fouls, and 0 turnovers, in 2 minutes and 11 seconds of playing time. In his second game he did it again, though this time in just 36 seconds of play.
Finally, in his third game, Dedmon got on the board, with a stat line of 1 point, 0 rebounds, 0 assists, 0 steals, 0 blocks, 1 foul, and 0 turnovers in 2 minutes and 39 seconds.
Another no-stat appearance in his fourth game (this time in 17 seconds of playing time), and Dedmon’s Warriors career was complete.
He’s since gone on to become a very solid NBA player. From 2017-19, he appeared in 126 games for the Atlanta Hawks, and averaged 10.4 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 1.0 blocks per game, while shooting 37.2% from distance.
But despite being a strong rebounding center now, he remains the only one of Steph Curry’s 106 NBA teammates to never record a rebound.
And that’s good enough for last.