Stephen Curry was one of the biggest proponents of the Golden State Warriors filling the 15th spot on their roster. Just three games into the season, veteran guard Gary Payton II got the chance to show his value when Andre Iguodala missed Sunday night's game against Sacramento with a sore left hip. "One thousand percent," Curry said when asked if Payton's 17-minute, 10-point performance in the 119-107 win over the Kings showed the value of filling that spot.
Warriors players gifted Klay Thompson a No. 77 jersey as a wink to his snub from the NBA's list of the 75 greatest players.
Rookie Davion Mitchell had a breakout game with 22 points, but De’Aaron Fox’s struggles continued in a loss to the Golden State Warriors.