Analysis: It's an undoubtedly frustrating development for Varejao, who was hoping to represent Brazil for a final time while his home country hosted the Olympics. The veteran big man returned to the United States over the weekend to undergo testing on his back, and evidently, it was determined his injury was significant enough to require time off for rest. It's uncertain if Varejao will be healthy enough to join the Warriors for training camp, but the team isn't counting on him to play big minutes this season in any case.
Analysis: According to police, Green had an altercation with a man at an East Lansing restaurant, but little information beyond that has been provided. The Warriors are investigating the incident and won't provide comment on Green's arrest until more information is learned. Green, who earned second-team All-NBA honors in 2015-16, is set to play for Team USA in August during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Analysis: McAdoo never really found a consistent spot in the Warriors' rotation over the course of his two seasons with the team, but that was mostly due to how deep Golden State's bench was. Now, with departures of Andrew Bogut, Marreese Speights, Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli from the frontcourt, McAdoo's familiarity with the system along with the shallower bench may allow the 23-year-old to finally get some consistent minutes on the team.
Analysis: Size and scoring were two needs the Clippers needed to address this offseason, and in signing Speights to the veteran minimum, they have essentially done both at a cheap price. Coming off a year where he shot 39 percent from behind the arc, Speights proved that he can be a versatile floor spacer in the frontcourt, which is something the Clippers have severely lacked the past couple of seasons. The 28-year-old should find a legitimate role in Los Angeles' rotation as both a power forward and center so long as he continues to be accurate from deep.
Analysis: Livingston was already guaranteed $3 million of the contract, but the final $2.78 million of the deal won't become officially guaranteed until Thursday. Now set to begin his third full season with the Warriors, Livingston will once again serve as Stephen Curry's main backup at point guard, and is the top candidate to enter the starting five whenever Curry misses time due to injury.
Analysis: While Warriors backcourt mate Stephen Curry won't be joining him in Rio, Thompson will try to shake off the team's disappointing NBA Finals series loss by playing in his first Olympic Games this summer. He'll join a stacked group of wings that already includes Kevin Durant, Jimmy Butler, Carmelo Anthony and Paul George.
Analysis: Curry appeared to be noticeably limited by the assortment of injuries during the playoffs, particularly in the Warriors' seven-game series loss to the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, when he was held to averages of 22.6 points (on 40.3% shooting from the field), 4.9 rebounds, 4.6 three-pointers, 3.7 assists and 4.3 turnovers across 35.1 minutes per game. The two-time MVP plans to use the offseason to rest and recuperate, as he's already opted out of suiting up for the United States in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He should be fully healed by the time training camp arrives in the fall and will again be a viable option as the first overall pick in fantasy drafts.
Analysis: The Warriors brought Iguodala off the bench for the contest, but as anticipated, he still saw huge minutes while he was tasked primarily with trying to limit LeBron James. While James finished with a triple-double, he also shot a mediocre 9-for-24 from the floor and committed five turnovers, with Iguodala having a hand in some of the Cavs' star's struggles. That said, Iguodala still appeared to be at less than full strength due to the stiff back, and his inability to convert from downtown mirrored the team's struggles in that respect during the second half. The 2016-17 season will mark the final year of Iguodala's contract, and with a full offseason to recover, he should be ready to go for training camp.
Analysis: Varejao was able to beat Kevin Love on a drive to earn a trip to the free-throw line, but beyond that, he didn't make much of an imprint on the game. Known for his usual high energy on the defensive end, Varejao failed to collect a single rebound and was whistled for three fouls over the course of the evening. Varejao's minimal impact combined with an ugly showing from Festus Ezeli in his 11 minutes prompted coach Steve Kerr to lean heavily on his small-ball lineups for much of the evening.
Analysis: Green reportedly accepted the invitation before the Warriors' disappointing series loss to the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, but with a few weeks to rest up before the U.S. team begins training, the versatile big man should be raring to go. After earning second-team all-NBA and first-team all-defense honors in the regular season, Green finished the playoffs with averages of 15.4 points (on 43.1% shooting from the field), 9.9 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.8 blocks, 1.7 three-pointers and 1.6 steals across 38.2 minutes in 23 appearances.