The Warriors are a very deep team with tons of firepower , they may have a top 3 bench in the NBA
PG:Curry, Jack, Jenkins
SG: Thompson, Rush, Bazemore (UDFA)
SF: Barnes, Jefferson, Green
PF: Lee, Landry, Tyler
C: Bogut, Ezeli, Biedrins
If this team stays healthy there is no reason why they can't make the playoffs. How does this team honestly compare to Memphis, Denver or even Dallas this year? Dallas outside of Dirk doesn't really have more talent overall, Memphis probably does but the W's could probably compete with them and Denver also is on par with them imo. But I think a lot of it depends on the growth of Barnes and Ezeli. Both look good in SL but we will see.
I like what the Warriors are doing, nothing steller here, they're not throwing themselves into trades and hoping that they land a star, they're just methodically putting a solid roster together which should really be competitive next season if they can stay healthy.
Bogut, Lee, and Landry will do wonders on the block. The Warriors have silently built a good inside out team, but can they play any D? Depending on how you answer that question the Warriors might surprise some people.
I think Ezeli and Bogut at center will provide some good interior defense. Barnes, Rush, Jefferson and Jack can all defend as well. The defense gets shaky with Curry and the PF's. Klay is dead average on defense
My expectations are now playoffs for this team
If Bogut and Curry stay healthy this is a playoff team, no doubt.
As A Warriors fan, I'm estatic about getting Landry and keeping Brandon Rush. We now have size, depth, inside scoring, oustide scoring, and decent enough defense. Imagine Curry, Thompson, Barnes, Rush and Jefferson all on the same team, they're gonna shoot the lights out Landry is good for at least 10 and 5 if not more. The only thing is that we're still not gonna have that one guy that you need to truly contend, but we'll get there slowly but surely.
This team's success is completely dependant on Bogut's health. If they can manage his minutes carefully, they should take the 8th seed. With Bogut starting, Ezeli can focus on defense which is what the Warriors really need.
I would like to see what they could do if healthy, but my biggest concern is defense. The only guy that would be considered a really good defender for his position is Bogut. While that is great and all, he is not Dwight Howard. Meaning that when guys get blown past on the perimeter he's not going to be able to do enough to stop all the bodies coming at him.
My prediction is this team has quite a few high scoring games (if the core stays healthy), they will get absolutely blown out a few games and they will not make the playoffs.
Ezeli is not going to play get him off down that depth chart
Ezeli most definitely should be playing. Who gets the backup center minutes? Biedrins? Get out of here, he's more than washed up. Besides 10 minutes of him just being big won't kill anyone
They have just as good a chance as anybody else right now to make the playoffs. They haven' had that lately.
I think it's important for either Curry or Barnes, probably Curry to be the leader. Somebody has to lead. Curry needs to be that upper tier point guard. It's time for Curry to be the star he can be..He HAS to be healthy. He has everything you need, high IQ, can shoot, can pass, tries on defense( i mean who stops any point guard nowadays especially on the high pick and roll) and great character. Now we just need to see the leadership..carry them young man..carry them..Landry , awesome pick up..