Reports: Warriors sign veterans Kyle Anderson, De'Anthony Melton after Chris Paul, Klay Thompson departures

Published July 3, 2024, 3:20 PMPao Ambat

Kyle Anderson and De'Anthony Melton found a new home in the Bay Area.

Kyle Anderson and De'Anthony Melton are set to bring defense and leadership to the Warriors.

After Chris Paul and Klay Thompson's departure, the Golden State Warriors wasted no time replacing them with two defensive-minded veterans. 

The Warriors are landing Kyle Anderson via sign-and-trade, with the NBA veteran set to join Golden State on a three-year, $27 million contract, per NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski.


Golden State will then send a future second-round pick swap and cash with the Timberwolves to complete the deal.

The 30-year-old Anderson is now a Warrior after spending two seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves, who reached the Western Conference Finals last season after beating the champion Denver Nuggets in a seven-game semifinal duel.

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The Timberwolves eventually lost to the West champion Dallas Mavericks in the next round. 

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Anderson averaged 6.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.2 assists last season in 23 minutes of action on top of a 46% shooting clip in 79 regular season games last season, including 10 starts.


His best season came in 2020-21 where he averaged 12.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.2 steals while playing for the Memphis Grizzlies. Before that, Anderson spent four seasons with the San Antonio Spurs after being taken as the last pick of the 2014 NBA Draft opening round.


 The 10-year veteran projects as a high level back up for Draymond Green, with the pair's versatility on both ends of the floor perhaps providing Kerr the opportunity to go small with both in closing lineups at the four and the five.

De'Anthony Melton joins Golden State  in wake of Klay Thompson departure

Anderson’s arrival came after Golden State acquired free agent two-way guard De'Anthony Melton on one-year, $12.8 million deal, per NBA insider Shams Charania. 


Melton spent the last two seasons with Philadelphia 76 and averaged a career-high 11.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.6 steals while shooting 38.6% from the field and 36.0% from the three-point range in 38 games last season.


The former USC Trojan played six seasons in the league for the Phoenix Suns, Memphis Grizzlies and the 76ers. 


 Melton brings a defensive presence to Golden State as the team itches to get back to NBA championship contention.