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State Warriors executive Mike Dunleavy Jr. has been named the franchise's new general manager. Dunleavy, 42, is elevating from vice president of basketball operations and will replace former president and GM Bob Myers, who stepped down after 11 seasons and four championships.
The appointment of Dunleavy Jr. sets the stage for a new era in the Golden State Warriors' franchise, and a continued commitment of Joe Lacob's to add Stephen Curry's fifth Larry O'Brian Trophy.
Mike Dunleavy Jr., at the age of 42, brings a wealth of basketball knowledge and experience to his new role. Having been part of the Warriors organization for several years, he's well-versed in the team's culture and values, making him a natural choice for this pivotal position. His basketball acumen, coupled with his leadership abilities, make him a promising figure in the team's quest for sustained success.
One of Dunleavy's first major moves as the new general manager was the trade of Jordan Poole for eighteen year veteran, Chris Paul; the signing of Dario Saric, Cory Joseph to the Warriors' 2023/24 roster. The Warriors new GM then added Usman Garuba, Lester Quinones, and Jerome Robinson to the roster using the 3 two-way contracts available this year under the new CBA agreement.
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On Monday, Dunleavy Jr., announced the signing Brazilian sensation Gui Santos to a three-year contract. Santos, a rising star in the basketball world, promises to inject much-needed youth and dynamism into the Warriors' roster. With a blend of athleticism, skill, and potential, Santos is poised to make a significant impact on the team's future.
The Golden State Warriors, known for their "Splash Brothers" era with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Daymond Green have been in a transitional phase, with key players aging Dunleavy's acquisition of Gui Santos represents a strategic shift, looking toward a future where the Warriors can once again dominate the league.
Gui Santos, a native of Brazil, has been turning heads with his impressive skills and versatility on the court. His ability to score from all areas of the floor, play tough defense, and contribute in various facets of the game make him an exciting prospect for Golden State. The three-year contract signifies a long-term commitment from both the player and the team, indicating that the Warriors are serious about building a brighter future.
With Mike Dunleavy Jr. now at the helm as general manager and Gui Santos joining the ranks, the Golden State Warriors are embarking on a new journey. They aim to write the next chapter of their storied franchise history, and fans can look forward to an exciting blend of veteran leadership and youthful promise as the team strives to return to the pinnacle of the NBA.