Teams have until Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. ET to finalize their Opening Day rosters.
With 14 guaranteed contracts, the Warriors have three camp invitees competing for the final roster spot: G Seth Curry, C Dewayne Dedmon and F Joe Alexander.
A fourth invitee G Cameron Jones was waived on Oct. 9 prior to the teams departure for China.
Here's how things might unfold for the trio:
Curry. The Warriors have five guards plus Andre Iguodala, but in the NBA there's always room for a pure shooter especially one from the first-family of the jumper - not to mention his Duke pedigree. Curry's played just 34 minutes this preseason, but seems to be the one who would benefit the most from being the last man off the bench and continuing to adjust to the NBA. His minutes should increase in the remaining two exhibitions.
Dedmon. Festus Ezeli is out until at least December, but the Warriors brought in Mo Speights, Jermaine O'Neal and Ognjen Kuzmic to provide depth behind starting center Andrew Bogut. Dedmon is averaging 10 minutes per game this preseason, but the raw USC product benefits the most out of going to D-League Santa Cruz where he can develop under head coach Casey Hill and play on a regular basis. Yet Warriors head coach Mark Jackson speaks highly of him.
Alexander. Health is the question here. The 26-year-old former first-round pick in 2005 has been sidelined all camp with left leg tibial stress reaction diminishing his chances to make the team. Alexander's a solid defender whose appeared in 67 NBA games with Milwaukee and Chicago. Keeping him and sending the two rookies to Santa Cruz is always an option.
Prediction: Curry (Golden State), Dedmon (Santa Cruz), Alexander (cut)