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Veteran forward Kyle Anderson agrees to deal with Warriors

In the wake of star guard Klay Thompson departing to the Dallas Mavericks, the Golden State Warriors have continued to revamp their roster.

The latest move saw the Warriors acquire veteran free agent Kyle Anderson. The forward arrives on a three-year, $27 million sign-and-trade deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Golden State is sending a future second-round pick and cash to land the 30-year-old. He will likely step into a significant role with the Warriors, where his defensive presence will help fill the void left by Thompson.


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Golden State is utilizing a Traded Player Exception that was created by Thompson’s departure.

Anderson is coming off averaging 6.4 points, 4.2 assists, and 3.5 rebounds while shooting 46 percent from the floor in 79 games with 10 starts.

Over the last two seasons, he had become a key cog for the Minnesota Timberwolves’ upward trajectory. He’s proven to be a strong glue-piece player who can, especially with his defensive versatility.


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The Warriors are looking to bolster their roster after falling short of the playoffs last season. The front office has been active in bringing in new players, such as signing De’Anthony Melton to a one-year, $12.8 million deal. As well as that, they’re nearing a trade with the Philadelphia 76ers to land sharpshooter Buddy Hield.

Hield would bring aboard much-needed shooting that can bring offensive balance to their backcourt.

Golden State hopes to surround star point guard Stephen Curry with additional help to lift the team back to the playoffs.

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