The Golden State Warriors have been a good offensive team for a while. Their defense, on the other hand, has not really been as existent, but their offense always kept their games entertaining, even though most of them ended up in the loss column for the Dubs.
There has been a vast collection of players to wear a Warriors' jersey this past decade. But only five of them have been great scorers. These players were able to get the ball into the basket by either getting to the free-throw line, getting into the open court on the fastbreak, or just punishing their defender with isolation moves.
These five scorers have been the best scorers for Golden State in the past decade:
When Harrington was on his game, he could have made it in the top five. The problem with him was his inconsistency. Al was a great shooter, maybe better than any of the guys in the top five, but he had too many games where he would shoot a low percentage and end up with a low amount of points.
Maggette gets to the free-throw line just as much as anyone in the league, which is where he gets the majority of his points. Like Harrington, Maggette has not been consistent. Corey started to get consistent for a month and a half stretch, but has been injured too often. He also is a decent shooter at best which hurts him on the list.
5. Baron Davis
Not only was Baron a good scorer, but he was clutch. He hit numerous clutch shots when the Warriors needed him to deliver. Although Baron did have a few games where he would look "out of it," he mostly was consistent. He got lazy at times and would chuck up shots here and there. But when he was motivated and took it to the rim, there was no stopping Davis. Just ask Andrei Kirilenko.
4. Stephen Jackson
Before Jackson threw a fit and played with half a heart on the court this season with the Dubs, he was a nice complimentary scorer. He would mostly play second fiddle to a Baron Davis or Monta Ellis, but Captain Jack would still manage to score his 20 points per game. Along with Davis, Jackson might be the clutchest Warrior of the past decade. He's also had multiple 40-point games with Golden State.
3. Jason Richardson
J-Rich was a consistent scorer with the Warriors since they drafted him. He was athletic and could get to the rim easily and would usually get fouled. The problem is, Richardson struggled at the foul line. If Richardson improved on his free-throw shooting, he would have been an even better scorer. Richardson's three-point shooting made up for most of his woes at the charity stripe.
2. Antawn Jamison
Jamison had a game where he matched Kobe Bryant (yeah, the black mamba) in scoring with 50 points. Jamison was a very consistent scorer on a team where he needed to score for the Warriors to be competitive. At one point, Jamison was averaging around 25 points per game. He was a scoring machine that year and still is even in his 11th year in the league.
1. Monta Ellis
This might be a controversial pick, but Ellis has been impressive this season. He is sixth in the league in scoring and has had 40 points a few times already. He is scoring 26 points a game. He is also shooting 46 percent from the field. Ellis has earned himself the nickname “One Man Fastbreak,” due to his speed in transition play. Ellis isn't a great three-point shooter yet, and is average at the free-throw line, yet he dominates with his mid-range jumper and his ability to attack the rim.
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