Golden State Warriors 2017 Season Preview
Steph Curry has helped Golden State win the Western Conference three years in a row. Can he build on that in 2017?
Golden State had a good starting five a few years ago when point guard Steph Curry, shooting guard Klay Thompson, small forward Harrison Barnes, power forward David Lee, and center Andrew Bogut were on the team. All 5 scorers had double digit points while guiding the Warriors to the Western Conference Semifinals. Following that season Golden State added Andre Iguodala as a small forward.
When the 2014-2015 season began, David Lee went down with an injury and Draymond Green stepped in. Green averaged 11.7 points per game at power forward. Bogut only posted 6.4 points per game.
Steph Curry and Klay Thompson can both score over 20 points per game. The two form arguably the best tandem of guards in the entire NBA. Golden State will be a favorite to win the Western Conference and if the Warriors make it out of the Western Conference alive, then they have a chance to repeat as NBA Champions in 2016 and possibly start a dynasty.
Steve Kerr surprised and did much better than expected. I do not expect the Warriors to repeat, but they have to open up the season as the favorite to repeat.
Kerr has an interesting group of players to work with. It will be fun to see what he can do with this group of guy since he is a better coach than Mark Jackson.
Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Posted on 3/6/2016.
Golden State Warriors Prediction
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