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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:||6: 1947, 1956, 1975, 2015, 2017 & 2018|
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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), with Curry missing most the Covid-19 interrupted season, resulting in the Warriors 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. Whether they keep the pick and draft a young star or trade the pick to get immediate production is still to be seen, but the Warriors are in prime position to compete with the Lakers in the West.
If you are a fan of the Golden State Warriors, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2020 / 2021 season. Do the Golden State Warriors have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and finals in 2021? Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the Golden State Warriors.
Steve Kerr has had an incredibly successful NBA career as both a player and a coach, scooping up 5 NBA titles as a player with the Chicago Bulls and the San Antonio Spurs, as well as three titles as a coach with the Golden State Warriors.
Kerr has overseen the Warriors’ dynasty with titles in 2015, 2017, and 2018, and boasts an overall record of 343-143 (.706) at the time of writing.
It hasn’t all been sunshine and rainbows, with the team suffering the loss of Kevin Durant in Free Agency, as well as injuries to the ‘Splash Brothers’ Steph Curry and Klay Thompson in recent times. It looks to be an interesting season for the Warriors, with Thompson out for the season, and some unfamiliar faces playing with franchise guard Steph Curry.
Dual league MVP Steph Curry will be looking to bounce back from a badly broken hand, which restricted him to just 5 appearances in the 2019/2020 season.
Curry is arguably the best shooter of all time and will be expected to shoulder the offensive load due to the departure of Kevin Durant, and the injury of fellow ‘Splash Brother’ Klay Thompson.
Curry is now 32-years-old, and will have to lead a younger Warriors squad, with players like Andrew Wiggins, Kelly Oubre Jr. and rookie James Wiseman all set to play big parts in the rotation.
Former Number 1 Draft Pick Andrew Wiggins is set to begin his first full season for the Golden State Warriors, and must grasp the number two scoring role behind Steph Curry. He improved his numbers to put up 21.8 points per game (19th in the league) last season, and if he can build upon that, the Warriors will have a reliable second option.
If Klay Thompson returns next season, Wiggins will be a tremendous third option on offence, with big men James Wiseman and Draymond Green filling out a promising and well balanced starting lineup for the future.
With Thompson and 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.
Golden State finished last season with a 31-33-1 record against the spread, being 14-19-1 at home and 17-14 on the road.
The Warriors yielded a negative return betting the OVER in 2020 due to their depleted roster with just a 30-34-1 record. From 2014 through until 2019, the Warriors ranked, 2nd, 2nd, 1st, 3rd and 1st in offensive rating amongst the league, and will be looking to return to that level of play with the return of Klay Thompson and Steph Curry. Likely to yield a positive return on the OVER next season.
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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 6 NBA championships.
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 15-50 win-loss record for the 2019-20 NBA season.
Did the Golden State Warriors win last night?
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How much is the Golden State Warriors worth?
According to Forbes Magazine, the Warriors are worth $3.5 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 not make the playoffs last season, as they boasted a 15-50 record and finished last in the Western Conference.
When do the Golden State Warriors play?
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Where did the Golden State Warriors finish the season?
The Golden State Warriors finished the 2019-20 NBA season last (15th) in the Western Conference table.
How many games did the Golden State Warriors win?
The Golden State Warriors won 15 games during the 2019-20 NBA season.
What are the NBA expert picks for the Golden State Warriors?
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