How seven former Warriors are playing for their new teams this season

Grant Liffmann

Following a complete roster overhaul and an absurd amount of injuries, the 2019-20 Warriors hardly are recognizable compared to the past few years.

The only remaining players on the roster from a team that went to the NBA Finals last season are Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Kevon Looney, Jacob Evans III and Damion Lee. Of the players that had moved on from the Warriors from last season, many of them have not seen any basketball action for various reasons.

That list includes Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston and DeMarcus Cousins. Let's check in on the former Warriors who are currently playing basketball:

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Quinn Cook: 14.6 mpg, 5.2 ppg, 41% FG, 32% 3FG, 1.8 apg

Cook moved on to the Los Angeles Lakers, as part of an improved bench to support the star-studded squad. So far in this young season, Cook has struggled to find consistency. After averaging 21 minutes per game in October, his playing time has fallen considerably to about 12 minutes in November.

Excluding two games where he combined to go 5-for-8 from long distance, Cook has struggled to find his shooting stroke from deep, making only four of his 20 3-point shots in all the other games combined. As Warriors fans know, Cook can be streaky at times, so more likely than not, he will grow accustomed to his new team and end up contributing primarily with his normally efficient shot.

Alfonzo McKinnie: 10.4 mpg, 3 ppg, 41% FG, 50% 3FG, 2.1 rpg

Zo was a late-cut for the Warriors once the team needed to find a roster spot for Marquese Chriss, and he quickly was scooped up on waivers by the Cleveland Cavaliers. The small forward started the season completely out of the rotation, but has since seen his role grow considerably.

A couple games ago, McKinnie played 30 minutes and scored 14 points while going 3-for-6 from deep. Last season with the Warriors, McKinnie started red-hot out the gate, and then injuries and inefficient shooting derailed his overall play as the year went along.

He will try to improve on his consistency in a growing role with the Cavs.

Jordan Bell: 8.3 mpg, 4 ppg, 53% FG, 3.7 rpg

Bell only has played six games so far this season as he has dealt with injuries throughout training camp and into the first weeks of the season. His minutes mostly have come in garbage time situations for the Timberwolves, but he has performed well in his limited playing time.

It will be hard for him to crack the rotation for a team that has a solid frontcourt, but Bell has the potential to be an electrifying bench piece if given the right set of circumstances.

Damian Jones: 16.9 mpg, 6.2 ppg, 66% FG, 3.6 rpg, .8 bpg

Out of all the bench pieces that currently are playing, the Warriors might miss Jones the most to start the season. In five of the 13 games he has played, Jones has shown off his normal athletic, bouncy talents for the Hawks. He even has hit two of four shots from 3-point range this season.

In November, he is averaging nearly 20 minutes per game and his playing time is rising. The Warriors also are happy with Omari Spellman, whom they acquired for Jones, and it seems like it has been a win-win trade for each team.

Marcus Derrickson: (G League) 26.6 mpg, 15 ppg, 45% FG, 33% 3FG, 6.3 rpg

The former Warriors two-way player has played four games for the College Park Skyhawks of the NBA G League. The 6-foot-7 power forward out of Georgetown will try to earn his way back to the NBA, and will have to do so by being a small stretch-four that can hit shots from deep consistently.

Jonas Jerebko: (EuroLeague) 19 mpg, 8.9 ppg, 50% FG, 36% 3FG, 3.3 rpg

After playing so well to start the season for the Warriors, Jerebko's game fell off considerably in the second half. After not receiving any NBA offers of his liking, Jerebko instead went overseas to Moscow and now plays for Khimki of the EuroLeague. 

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Andrew Bogut: (NBL Australia) 22.8 mpg, 7.9 ppg, 52% FG, 10.2 rpg, 1.2 bpg

Bogut returned to the NBA to help a depleted Warriors team compete in the playoffs last season after playing 28 games for the Sydney Kings in Australia. He returned back to his homeland to play for the Kings this season, and will have the option once their season is done to get picked up by an NBA team yet again.

With the Warriors in a rebuilding year, it is highly unlikely there will be a reunion this season.

How seven former Warriors are playing for their new teams this season originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

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