The Warriors have announced their 19-man roster for training camp, as Anthony Slater of The San Jose Mercury News tweets. The list doesn’t include any new or surprising names, but it’s worth noting that the team has left an empty roster spot, indicating that it won’t carry the maximum 20 players when camp gets underway.
While Golden State’s core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Andre Iguodala remained intact, those players, plus Shaun Livingston and Kevon Looney, are the only ones returning to the team in 2016/17 on their existing contracts. The Warriors also re-signed James Michael McAdoo, Ian Clark, and Anderson Varejao.
With nine players set to return, the Warriors filled out their roster primarily via free agency, though they added rookies Damian Jones and Patrick McCaw in the draft. Zaza Pachulia, David West, JaVale McGee, and – of course – Kevin Durant were among the club’s notable free agent signees.
The Warriors’ 19-man roster currently consists of 14 players on guaranteed contracts for 2016/17, with five minimum-salary players on deals that aren’t fully guaranteed. Of those five players, McGee and Elliot Williams (who has a $250K guarantee) appear to be the top candidates for Golden State’s 15th and final regular-season roster spot. Phil Pressey, Cameron Jones, and Elgin Cook will also be in the mix.