Warriors acquired nine players since 2010 who never played for team
February 23, 2011: Troy Murphy
Yes, that Troy Murphy. After spending the first 5.5 years of his career with the Warriors, Murphy was traded to the Indiana Pacers as part of the deal that brought in Stephen Jackson and Al Harrington.
After bouncing around between a few teams, on the back end of his career, the Warriors re-acquired Murphy in a deal that sent Dan Gadzuric and Brandan Wright to the Nets. In the deal, the Warriors received a second-round pick that would eventually turn into Draymond Green.
Meanwhile, Murphy never suited up for the Warriors in his second stint with the team, and was waived five days after he was acquired.
Two part -- March 13, 2012: Stephen Jackson
Speaking of reunions that never actually happened, after shipping Stephen Jackson to Charlotte in the 2010-11 season, he was reacquired by the Warriors in the deal that brought in Andrew Bogut from the Bucks. Stack Jack never suited up for the Warriors and was traded two days later to San Antonio.
March 15, 2012: TJ Ford
In the deal that sent Stephen Jackson to the Spurs, the Warriors acquired point guard TJ Ford. The former No. 8 overall pick had a nice career with the Raptors and Pacers, but health issues derailed his productivity before he reached Golden State. Ford was waived three days after the trade.
June 27, 2013: Andre Roberson
It might have only been a few moments, but the Warriors had Andre Roberson in their possession on draft night in 2013. While Roberson has dealt with severe injuries as of late, he started his career as a highly productive 3-&-D wing that helped propel the Thunder to one of the toughest defenses, and a team that came very close to dethroning the Warriors before they blew a 3-1 lead.
Roberson would have been a perfect piece in the Warriors switching defense which emphasizes versatility. Instead, he was sent in a three-team trade that eventually landed the Warriors Nemanja Nedovic.
October 4, 2014 -- Jason Kapono
Former UCLA star and NBA 3-point specialist Jason Kapono wore a Warriors uniform for three weeks during the 2014 training camp. There were hopes he could resurrect his fading career at that point and bring spacing to the Warriors roster, but instead he flamed out and was waived on Oct. 25.
Sept. 28, 2015 -- Ben Gordon
In search for more scoring off the bench, the Warriors took a training camp flier on the former bucket-getter Ben Gordon. Undersized for a shooting guard, Gordon had multiple seasons averaging 20+ points with the Chicago Bulls.
Unfortunately for the Dubs, Gordon was already at the tail end of his career, and did not make a compelling case for a roster spot. He was eventually waived on Oct. 14.
July 9, 2015 -- Gerald Wallace
The Warriors had to free up cap space and a spot for Draymond Green to shine, so they traded away fan favorite David Lee in early July of 2015 to the Boston Celtics. As part of the 'salary dump' the Warriors acquired former Bobcats star Gerald Wallace in the deal.
Wallace had a stretch in which he scored 15+ points per game in seven consecutive seasons, and was proven to be a dynamic wing defender. As you can expect, the Warriors acquired him way past his prime by the team they made this deal, so when they then traded him later that month on July 31 to the 76ers for Jason Thompson, it did not come as a huge surprise.
March 1, 2017 -- Jose Calderon
The Jose Calderon era of Warriors basketball was very short lived. Looking for point guard depth heading into their playoff run, the Warriors signed the veteran Calderon to backup Steph Curry.
Unfortunately for Calderon and the Warriors, this move coincided with Kevin Durant going down to a major leg injury. The team had to respond immediately to shore up the loss of Durant, and decided to reunite with Matt Barnes instead of keeping Calderon, whom they waived one day later on March 2.
July 7, 2019 -- Shabazz Napier
When Kevin Durant decided to join the Nets, the Warriors worked out a sign and trade with Brooklyn to acquire D'Angelo Russell. In the process, however, in order to match salaries, the Dubs also traded for Shabazz Napier in the package.
Napier, the former star at UConn who was once deemed the best player in the 2014 NBA Draft by LeBron James, never suited up for the Warriors as he was traded the very next day to the Minnesota Timberwolves in order to free up more cap space.