Top 10 Golden State Warriors of All-Time

Top 10 Golden State Warriors of All-Time

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Golden State Warriors

Honorable Mentions:

20. Andre Iguodala

19. Antawn Jamison

18. Jamaal Wilkes

17. Latrell Sprewell

16. Monta Ellis

15. Jason Richardson

14. Purvis Short

13. Joe Barry Carroll

12. Jeff Mullins

11. Mitch Richmond


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10. Sleepy Floyd

Seasons in GSW:

6 (1982-1988)

Stats w/ the Warriors

17.7 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 6.7 APG, 1.9 Stocks, 46.8 FG%

Besides his four years in Oakland, Sleepy Floyd had a very average career. He averaged 12.8 points, 5.4 assists and 1.2 steals on 44.4 percent shooting over his 13 year career but what matter is what he did in Golden State. During his time with the Warriors, he was one of the best point guards and most electrifying players in the NBA. Floyd averaged 17.7 points, 6.7 assists and 1.7 steals on 46.8 percent shooting with Golden State, and turned those numbers up even higher to post back-to-back seasons with a PER above 20 in 1985-86 and 1986-87. The only other Warriors’ PG’s to ever have two seasons at that level are the players coming up soon on this list. What cements Floyd’s spot in the top 10, however, is what he did in the 1987 playoffs. His averages of 21.4 points, 10.2 assists and 1.8 steals are one thing, but his 50.7 FG percentage, 46.4 3P percentage and 92.2 FT percentage are hard to fathom. After carrying Golden State into Round 2, Floyd set a still-NBA record in Game 4 with a 29-point fourth quarter against the LA Lakers. His time in Golden State is still vastly underrated to this day.

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9. Baron Davis

Seasons in GSW:

4 (2004-2008)

Stats w/ the Warriors

20.1 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 8.1 APG, 2.4 Stocks, 41.8 FG%

Baron Davis was not drafted by Golden State but he spent what was the middle and prime of his career in Oakland. His numbers as a Warriors were astounding: 20.1 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 8.1 APG and 2.1 SPG. That barely begins to explain how great Davis was during that stretch, however. His strength, defensive ability and clutch shooting made him one of the top players in the NBA during that time. He was also the unquestioned leader of the 2006-07 team that became the first ever No. 8 seed to beat a No. 1 seed in a seven-game series. Remember that epic series against Dallas? His 25.3 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 6.5 APG, 2.9 SPG and 51.3 FG percentage during those playoffs are enough to call it one of the greatest Warriors’ playoff performances of all-time. Throw in his Round 2, Game 3 dunk over Andrei Kirilenko (widely considered one of the greatest dunks in postseason history), and you got a top 10 player in franchise history.

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8. Neil Johnston

Seasons in GSW:

8 (1951-1959)

Stats w/ the Warriors

19.4 PPG, 11.3 RPG, 2.5 APG, 44.4 FG%

A look at Neil Johnston’s numbers does not tell you how dominant a player he was. It’s not that you may think 22.3 PPG, 12.7 RPG and 44.7 percent shooting is a bad five-year stretch, but you also wouldn’t know that, the 1950’s, these numbers were good enough to net Johnston three scoring titles, a rebounding title and three FG percentage titles. Think about that for a minute. Imagine that the league’s leading scorer also had the highest field goal percentage. Sure, it’s been done before, but when the only players to ever match that feat are Shaquille O’Neal and Bob McAdoo, then you know you did something extraordinarily special. On top of all this scoring, he was arguably the best rebounder in the league at his prime as well! It’s no wonder why Johnston, in only eight NBA seasons, was a six-time All-Star, four-time All-NBA first-team selection and led the Warriors to the 1956 NBA title.

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7. Tim Hardaway

Seasons in GSW:

6 (1989-1995)

Stats w/ the Warriors

19.8 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 9.3 APG, 2.1 Stocks, 45.5 FG%

During the first six years of his career, Tim Hardaway averaged 19.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 9.3 assists and 2.0 steals with a 45.5 FG percentage. He made one All-Rookie team, three All-Star teams, two All-NBA teams and was, after John Stockton, the premier PG in the league. His playoff numbers were even further off the charts: Hardaway had 25.0 PPG, 10.0 APG and 3.2 SPG during his two playoff runs with the Dubs. The “T” in Run TMC, Hardaway is remembered as the greatest fast-break starter, passer and ball-handler in team history. Curry may have just overtaken his spot this past season, but Hardaway was the clear cut best guard in team history for about 20 years.

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