JaVale McGee made the Golden State Warriors' 15-man roster, the team announced Thursday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

JaVale McGee on roster as Warriors cut to 15

The Golden State Warriors trimmed their roster by cutting three guards, the team announced Thursday.

Cameron Jones, Phil Pressey and Elliot Williams were let go by the team, bringing its roster to 15 players.

Jones and Pressey played in five of six preseason games, averaging 5 and 2.4 points per game, respectively. Williams was forced to sit out the preseason as he recovers from surgery to his right knee.

If the Dubs choose, the following 15 players could comprise their roster for the rest of the season:

— Stephen Curry
— Kevin Durant
— Draymond Green
— Klay Thompson
— Zaza Pachulia
— Andre Iguodala
— Shaun Livingston
— David West
— Kevon Looney
— Patrick McCaw
— Damian Jones
— James Michael McAdoo
— Ian Clark
— Anderson Varejao
— JaVale McGee

The team will have to keep at least two players on the inactive list for each game if the plan is to carry 15 players. If it isn’t, the Warriors can cut one more player.

If the team decides to send one or two of its players to the NBA Development League, they would count on the inactive list.

In the early part of the season, Jones will likely be an inactive player as he recovers from a pectoral tear. He likely won’t be ready for the beginning of the season on Tuesday.

Once he returns, though, it is uncertain if Golden State will keep one of its older players — like McGee or Varejao — inactive on a game-by-game basis or if it’ll send one of its rookies, McCaw or Jones, to the D-League to sharpen his skills. Or a mixture of both those options.

But, either way, JaVale McGee cleared an important obstacle to making the team, giving the Warriors five of the most entertaining players in the league — Curry, Green, Thompson, Durant and McGee.

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