Golden State Warriors Roster
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Free-agent forward Andre Iguodala remains undecided about his future. While there have been rumblings that he is considering calling it a career, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and general manager Bob Myers stated that the team would welcome him back. The 38-year-old has averaged 11.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 1.4 steals throughout his nearly two decades of service, and he's widely regarded as one of the most potent defenders in the league. If Iguodala returns to Golden State, he could have a Udonis Haslem-like role, where he'll provide leadership off the bench. However, it won't him relevant from a fantasy standpoint, so he may not get any attention during drafts for the 2022-23 campaign.
Houston Rockets power forward Jae'Sean Tate followed up 2020-21 All-Rookie honors by delivering a nearly identical stat line in his second professional season. But he doesn't view that as his ceiling. Mentioning a plan to workout alongside Golden State's Draymond Green in the months to come while on a podcast with former pro Andrew Bogut, Tate sees upward mobility for his all-around game and Houston's in general. Tate's minutes dipped slightly this past year (26.4 minutes per contest), but he started 77 of the team's contests. With 11.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.8 assists under his belt on a nightly basis -- while shooting 49.8% overall -- Tate continues to boast strong multi-category appeal heading into his third year.
Upcoming unrestricted free agent center Kevon Looney has already begun to receive attention, with the Charlotte and Sacramento emerging as potential landing spots. The veteran played every game in 2021-22, starting 80 of them. Overall, he was a reliable presence for the Warriors and filled in admirably for James Wiseman (knee), who missed the entire year. Yet, the 26-year-old thrived throughout the postseason by averaging 7.6 boards, 5.8 points, and 2.2 assists. It will be difficult for the Dubs to scrounge up the cash to keep him, especially with the franchise hoping to secure Andrew Wiggins, Jordan Poole, and others moving ahead. As a result, there's a good chance Looney will suit up elsewhere next season and could be an even sturdier option for category managers looking for rebounds.
Upcoming free agent forward Andrew Wiggins wants to remain in Golden State. After Wiggins' tenure in Minnesota was met with mixed results, he arguably had his best seasons with the Warriors over the last two and a half years. He was also instrumental in helping the club capture a title in 2022, averaging 18.3 points, 8.8 boards, and 1.5 blocks during the NBA Finals versus the Celtics. The 27-year-old will probably get more than enough offers during the summer. Yet, his durability and consistency throughout his career should continue to make him an effective fantasy option, no matter where he ends up.
Golden State Warriors center James Wiseman mentioned that he's 90 percent sure he'll play in the upcoming Summer League next month. He underwent knee surgery in April of 2021 in order to repair a torn meniscus. Wiseman didn't play at all this season, but appears almost ready for game action. It's great to see the young center finally ready to get back on the court. It's uncertain how much Wiseman will contribute to the team next season. It depends on whether or not the Warriors decide to bring back Kevon Looney. Hopefully, Wiseman can finally put his injuries behind him and get back to playing basketball.