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Golden State Warriors capture first NBA title in 40 years
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Golden State Warriors capture first NBA title in 40 years
Wednesday June 17th, 2015

The Golden State Warriors closed out the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97 in Game 6 of the 2015 NBA Finals Tuesday to win their first NBA championship in 40 years. They were the best team in the league from start to finish, finishing the regular season with the best record in the league and capping it off with a title.

After falling behind to the Cavaliers 2-1, the Warriors would go on to win three consecutive games to win the series. Despite a herculean effort by LeBron James, the Cavaliers could not overcome the clear discrepancy in talent between the two teams.

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Here's a look at how the Golden State Warriors were built into a championship team:

Draft: 6 players
Trades: 3 players
Free agency: 6 players

    • Stephen Curry, No. 30

      Guard

      2009

    Stephen Curry is the longest-tenured member of the Golden State Warriors. He was drafted by the team in the first round of the 2009 NBA Draft with the No. 7 overall pick, and he is the NBA's reigning MVP.

    Height: 6'3"
    Weight: 190 lbs.
    Age: 27
    College: Davidson
    Experience: 6 years
    • David Lee, No. 10

      Forward/Center

      2010

    David Lee was part of a sign-and-trade deal with the New York Knicks. The Warriors sent Anthony Randolph, Kelenna Azubuike, Ronny Turiaf and a future second-round pick to the Knicks in exchange for Lee. He signed a six-year, $79.54 million deal with the team.

    Height: 6'9"
    Weight: 245 lbs.
    Age: 32
    College: Florida
    Experience: 10 years
    • Bob Myers

      General Manager

      2011

    Bob Myers was hired as assistant general manager in April 2011 before being promoted to general manager a year later. He is largely responsible for the Golden State Warriors's current roster.
    • Klay Thompson, No. 11

      Guard

      2011

    Klay Thompson was taken with the No. 11 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Warriors. The fourth-year guard signed a four-year extension worth nearly $70 million with the team.

    Height: 6'7"
    Weight: 215 lbs.
    Age: 25
    College: Washington State
    Experience: 4 years
    • Andrew Bogut, No. 12

      Center

      2012

    Andrew Bogut joined the Golden State Warriors as part of a multi-player trade with the Milwaukee Bucks. The Warriors traded Monta Ellis, Ekpe Udoh and Kwame Brown in exchange for Bogut and Stephen Jackson.

    Height: 7'0"
    Weight: 260 lbs.
    Age: 30
    Prior to NBA: Australia
    Experience: 10 years
    • Harrison Barnes, No. 40

      Forward

      2012

    Harrison Barnes was drafted by the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the 2012 draft with the No. 7 overall pick.

    Height: 6'8"
    Weight: 225 lbs.
    Age: 23
    College: North Carolina
    Experience: 3 years
    • Festus Ezeli, No. 31

      Center

      2012

    Festus Ezeli was selected at the tail end of the first round of the 2012 draft with the No. 30 overall pick.

    Height: 6'11"
    Weight: 265 lbs.
    Age: 25
    College: Vanderbilt
    Experience: 2 years
    • Draymond Green, No. 23

      Forward/Center

      2012

    Draymond Green, who was selected in the second round with the No. 35 overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft, has far exceeded expectations and is up for a lucrative contract extension this summer. Green finished as the runner-up in the 2015 Defensive Player of the Year award voting.

    Height: 6'7"
    Weight: 230 lbs.
    Age: 25
    College: Michigan State
    Experience: 3 years
    • Ognjen Kuzmic, No. 1

      Center

      2012

    Ognjen Kuzmic was drafted in the second round of the 2012 NBA draft with the No. 52 overall pick out of Yugoslavia.

    Height: 7'0"
    Weight: 260 lbs.
    Age: 25
    Prior to NBA: FIATC Joventut (Spain)
    Experience: 2 years
    • Andre Iguodala, No. 9

      Guard/Forward

      2012

    Finals MVP Andre Iguodala was sent to the Golden State Warriors as part of a three-team trade involving the Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz.

    Height: 6'6"
    Weight: 215 lbs.
    Age: 31
    College: Arizona
    Experience: 11 years
    • Marreese Speights, No. 5

      Forward/Center

      2013

    Marreese Speights signed with the Warriors as a free agent in 2013.

    Height: 6'10"
    Weight: 255 lbs.
    Age: 27
    College: Florida
    Experience: 7 years
    • Steve Kerr

      Head Coach

      2014

    Steve Kerr nearly signed on to coach the New York Knicks before joining the Warriors as their new head coach. He led the team to the best record in the league, and he was runner-up in NBA Coach of the Year voting to the Atlanta Hawks's Mike Budenholzer.
    • Shaun Livingston, No. 34

      Guard

      2014

    Shaun Livingston signed a three-year, $16 million deal with the Warriors last July.

    Height: 6'7"
    Weight: 192 lbs.
    Age: 29
    High School: Peoria Central HS (IL)
    Experience: 10 years
    • Justin Holiday, No. 7

      Guard

      2014

    After going undrafted in the 2011 NBA draft, Justin Holiday bounced around the NBA and overseas for several years before signing with the Warriors in the offseason.

    Height: 6'6"
    Weight: 185 lbs.
    Age: 26
    College: Washington
    Experience: 1 year
    • Brandon Rush, No. 4

      Guard/Forward

      2014

    Brandon Rush is on his second stint with the Warriors. He was originally traded to the Warriors from the Indiana Pacers in 2011. Rush was then traded to the Utah Jazz in 2013 before returning to the Warriors on a two-year deal last July.

    Height: 6'6"
    Weight: 220 lbs.
    Age: 29
    College: Kansas
    Experience: 7 years
    • James M. McAdoo, No. 20

      Forward

      2014

    James Michael McAdoo went undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft. After signing with the Warriors last September, he was waived in October. Following two 10-day contracts with the Warriors, McAdoo was eventually signed to the roster for the remainder of the season.

    Height: 6'9"
    Weight: 230 lbs.
    Age: 26
    College: North Carolina
    Experience: 1 year
    • Leandro Barbosa, No. 19

      Guard

      2014

    Leandro Barbosa signed a one-year deal with the Warriors in September.

    Height: 6'3"
    Weight: 194 lbs.
    Age: 32
    Prior to NBA: Palmeiras
    Experience: 12 years

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