10 Greatest Golden State Warrior Players of all time

Golden State Warriors

In this article, we have compiled a list of the 10 Greatest Golden State Warrior Players. The Golden State Warriors is an American Basketball team from San Francisco. The team competes for the National Basketball Association also known as the NBA and is a member of the league’s Western Conference Pacific Division. It was first started in 1946 in Philadelphia but it soon moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1962.

They were first known as the Philadelphia Warriors from the year 1946 to 1962. Then they changed their names to San Francisco Warriors from the year 1962 to 1971. They finally changed their name to Golden State Warriors from the year 1971- to the present. Based in San Francisco, California their team color is Royal Blue and Yellow.

The league team plays its home games at the Chase Center. The Golden State Warriors were one of the best teams in NBA history. They were termed the “Dubs”. They are known to have many NBA records like the best regular season, the best postseason run, and the most wins in a season.

The Golden State Warriors and the Chicago Bulls are tied with each other for the NBA championships for the third-most time. The only teams that have more than them are the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics. Curry and Thompson are one of the greatest backcourts of the Golden State Warriors. The Golden State Warriors are one of the second most valuable teams in the NBA franchise and they have an estimated value of $4.7 billion being the sixth-highest valued sports franchise in the world.

The 10 Greatest Golden State Warrior Players Of All Time

1. Draymond Green

First Greatest Golden State Warrior -  Draymond Green

Draymond Jamal Green Sr. also known as Draymond Green is an American Professional Basketball Player. He plays for the Golden State Warriors franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays at the power forward position for his team. His playing career in the NBA started in 2012 for the Golden State Warriors. He is used as a pinch basketball player and plays at the most important time of the game as an undersized center. Green is a part of the Golden State Warriors’ “Death Lineup”. He is one of the rising players in the NBA to have versatile frontcourt players who can play and defend from multiple positions and help their teammates score and allow spacing on the court.

Draymond Green has won the NBA Championship three times and has also been in the NBA All-Star four times. He was awarded the NBA steals leader for the 2017 season. He was also selected for the Men’s Basketball team representing the U.S.A. Draymond went on to win the gold medals for the U.S.A twice. Once during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and once during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Draymond averages 1.9 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game. He is one of the best defensive players of the year. Green is also known for stretching all the opposite team players out making it easier for his teammates to score. He was named NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2016-2017.

2. Klay Thompson

Second Greatest Golden State Warrior - Klay Thompson

Klay Alexander Thompson also known as Klay Thompson is an American basketball player who is known for his shooting skills and is credited to be one of the best shooters on the team. He has played for the Golden State Warriors since 2011 and still plays for them in the present. He plays the position of shooting guard for his team. His shooting skills for the shooting have been known to be “picture perfect” and “textbook” since his form is known to be one of the best among any NBA Basketball Players. 

Klay Thompson has won the NBA Championship thrice and has also been in the NBA All-Star 5 times. He has been selected for the U.S.A. Men’s Basketball team. He won one gold medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the World Cup at the 2014 Spain World Cup, and the U-19 2009 New Zealand World Championship. He scores an average of 20.4 in the season scoring and 19.5 in his career scoring. His highest season scoring was an average of 22.3 points. In a state championship, he set a record of seven three-pointers in a game and was termed the MVP of the game. 

3. Nate Thurmond

Third Greatest Golden State Warrior- Nate Thurmond

Nathaniel Thurmond also known as Nate Thurmond is an American Professional basketball player who spent most of his time with the Golden State Warriors before switching to the Chicago Bulls and then the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was the first player in the entirety of NBA history to record an official quadruple-double. Nathaniel Thurmond was termed “Nick the Great” by his fans. He was also one of only four players in NBA history to have averaged 40 or more rebounds in a game and went on to hold the record for the NBA regular-season record for rebounds in a quarter. 

Nate Thurmond was in the NBA All-Star seven times. He had grabbed a total of 42 rebounds in a game; the only players to break this record have been Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell. He was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history. At the start of his career, he was known to average only 7 points and 10.4 rebounds but gradually he went on to average 21.3 points and 22.0 rebounds in one game. He was termed to be one of the best defensive players making it difficult for the opponent team to shoot. 

4. Kevin Durant

Fourth Greatest Golden State Warrior - Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant is a professional basketball player who represents the United States of America in the Olympics as a member of the Men’s U.S. team. He plays as a Small Forward or as a Power Forward and is currently a member of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets. He formerly played for the Seattle SuperSonics and Golden State Warriors before joining the Brooklyn Nets in his current league. He’s also a three-time Olympic medalist for the United States.

He was a member of the Seattle SuperSonics in the NBA season of 2007-2008 as a youngster. He was termed NBA Rookie Player of the Year after averaging 20.3 points throughout the season. As a result, he joined Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James as one of only three adolescents to average 20 points per game this season. He is one of just two players in NBA history to win four-season scoring titles in five years. He’s a well-liked off-ball player who can also shoot the ball from the perimeter. Given his height and ability to finish, he makes it difficult for the opposing side to defend him.

5. Chris Mullin

Fifth Greatest Golden State Warrior - Chris Mullin

Christopher Paul Mullin also known as Chris Mullin was an American Professional Basketball Player and became a basketball coach. He played the majority of his career with the Golden State Warriors. He also played for the Indiana Pacers before playing for the Golden State Warriors again. Chris played the positions of Small forward and Shooting guard for his team. He was also part of “The Dream Team”. During his college basketball career, he has been termed the Big East Player of the Year.

Chris Mullin has been an NBA All-Star five times. He also went on to represent the U.S.A Men’s Basketball Team and won 2 Gold Olympic medals. One was in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and the other in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. He was part of ”The Dream Team” also known as one of the best sports teams to have ever existed and it was also the first team to include Basketball Professional players. He was also part of the famous trio “Run TMC”. His average season scores are 18.2 points and his highest season scoring was 26.5 points. 

6. Neil Johnston

Neil Johnston

Donald Neil Johnston is a professional American Basketball Player. He played for the Golden State Warriors also known (before) as Philadelphia Warriors and then he went on to play for Pittsburgh Rens. After retiring as a professional Basketball Player, he returned to his field as a coach. He coached the Philadelphia Warriors (also known as Golden State Warriors) and then the Pittsburgh Rens. He had to end his career prematurely because of a knee accident and hence he switched to coaching the players. 

Neil Johnston has won the NBA Championship once in 1956. He has also won the NBA All-Star six times. He is termed to be one of the best scorers for his team. His average points per game are 19.4 points, 11.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists and his highest season scoring is 24.4 points. He led his team in the NBA in scoring for three continuous tears and he also won the rebounding title. His most famous was the hook shot which is known to be variably effective against the opponent team members. 

7. Paul Arizin

Paul Arizin

Paul Joseph Arizin is also known as Paul Arizin is an American Professional Basketball Player and was nicknamed ‘Pitchin’ Paul’. He spent his entire NBA career with the Philadelphia Warriors, now Golden State Warriors. Paul retired with the third-highest career point total which is 16,266, in NBA history. He played the position of Small Forward for his team and was also termed to be one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history. He was also awarded one of the league’s best players during the NBA’s 75th Anniversary team. 

Paul Arizin has won the title of NBA Champion for one year and was in the NBA All-Star 10 times. Upon joining the team his average season scoring was 17.2 points per game and was given the title of NBA Rookie of the Year. He was known for his famous line-drive jump shots and collapsed with Neil Johnston, they formed the best offensive one-two punch which led the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA championship for that season in 1956. He then, later on, went on to score an average of 21.9 points per game in his final season.  

8. Rick Barry

Rick Barry

Richard Francis Dennis Barry III also known as Rick Barry was an American professional Basketball Player. He is one of the best scorers on the team and is also known to be an all-around player in basketball. Rick was also the only player to have reached the 50-point mark in a playoff. He was termed as “Miami Greyhound” because of his long and slender build and fast reflexes and quick and remarkable instincts.

Rick Barry has won the NBA Championship title once in 1975 and NBA finals MVP in 1975. He was also an NBA All-Star eight times. He was awarded the NBA scoring champion and also the NBA steals leader. Barry was awarded the NBA Rookie of the Year award after he averaged a score of 25.7 points, and 10.6 rebounds in one season. He is most famous for his uncommon move that was extremely effective against his opponents which is the underhand free throw technique. His career score at the end was 25,279 points. 

9. Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry

Wardell Stephen “Steph” Curry, also known as Stephen Curry, is an NBA basketball player from the United States. He is a point guard for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. He’s noted for his shooting skills and for consistently employing the three-point shot. He was a member of the Men’s Basketball team that won gold medals in both the 2010 Turkey FIBA World Cup and the 2014 Spain FIBA World Cup, representing the United States of America.

Stephen Curry has been termed NBA Most Valuable Player twice and has won the NBA Championship three times. He was chosen for the NBA All-Star Game eight times and was termed MVP of the game. Stephen Curry has helped the Warriors’ all-time free-throw percentage climb four times and is the best free-throw shooter of all time. For his offensive playstyle, he has earned the nicknames “Baby-Faced Assassin” and “Chef Curry.” He is also the team’s clutch scorer, frequently shooting in high-pressure situations. He has a career-high of 32.0 points in a single season and is one of the league’s fastest players to reach 2000 career three-pointers.

10. Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain

Wilton Norman Chamberlain, also known as Wilt Chamberlain, is a former center for the Los Angeles Lakers. His NBA career spanned 14 years. Before joining the NBA, he played for the Kansas Jayhawks and the Harlem Globetrotters. Wilt Chamberlain has won the NBA scoring leader award seven times. He was the NBA scoring leader five times with the Philadelphia Warriors and two times with the Philadelphia 76ers. His highest season score is 50.4 points, making him one of the highest scorers among NBA players.

He is the only player in NBA history to score 100 points in a single game and is recognized for averaging 40 to 50 points every season. In addition, he is the first player in NBA history to average 30 points and 20 rebounds a game, a feat he has accomplished seven times. He was dubbed “The Big Dipper”. He had to lower his head to enter doorways because he was 7 feet 1 inch tall. This moniker has persisted with Wilt Chamberlain, and it is frequently used when he is mentioned. Before retiring, he played for the Los Angeles Lakers for a short time. For one year, he was the coach of the San Diego Conquistadors.

Greatest Golden State Warrior Players 

#PlayerPlaying Career
1Draymond Green 2012-Present
2Klay Thompson2011-Present
3Nate Thurmond1963-74
4Kevin Durant2016-Present
5Chris Mullin1985-97 and 2000-01
6Neil Johnston 1951-59
7Paul Arizin 1950-62
8Rick Barry 1965-67 and 1972-78
9Stephen Curry2009-Present
10Wilt Chamberlain 1959-65

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