Warriors' starters vs. Hornets look different from last Nov. 2's lineup


What a difference exactly one calendar year makes.

On Nov. 2, 2018, the Warriors started Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Damion Jones against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Golden State won that game 116-99.

A year later, Curry, Thompson and Green are all hurt, and Durant and Jones are no longer on the Warriors.

In a stunning turn of events, injuries have forced Steve Kerr to start this lineup Saturday night against the Hornets: Ky Bowman, Jordan Poole, Glenn Robinson, Eric Paschall and Willie Cauley-Stein.

Poole and Paschall are rookies, Bowman is on a two-way contract, Robinson is on his fifth team and Cauley-Stein is here because things didn't work out in Sacramento.

The Warriors went from starting four All-Stars and a first-round draft pick a year ago to starting five players trying to establish themselves in the NBA.

This crazy lineup is a byproduct of Curry breaking his left hand on Wednesday, Green tearing a ligament in his left index finger on Saturday and D'Angelo Russell spraining his ankle against the Spurs.

Want more? Of course you do.

All 14 players that had a guaranteed roster spot last season won't play for the Warriors tonight.

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The Warriors were riding the high of highs the last five years, and now they are riding the low of lows. If they lose to Charlotte, they will be tied with the Kings and Knicks for the worst record in the NBA this season.

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