What an incredible offseason that has wrapped up for the Golden State Warriors. As preseason begins, this is one of the teams to watch out for in the Western Conference right off the bat. Sure, chemistry is an issue right away, but these guys will continue to get better and better — they could be a scary squad.
Bringing in Andre Iguodala to help shore up the perimeter defense and give them another aggressive weapon on both sides of the ball was the highlight of their summer by far. He joins a cast of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Bogut and David Lee in the starting rotation.
With arguably the greatest shooting back court in the history of the game — so says coach Mark Jackson — this team is loaded with offensive talent. Starting on the outside with the lethal shooting of Curry and Thompson, the Warriors can burn you from deep beyond the arc on any given night.
Down low, Bogut and Lee are fantastic together when they can stay healthy. Off the bench, they’ll now have both Jermaine O’Neal and Marreese Speights down low. Speaking of the bench, who’s backing up Iguodala again? Oh yeah, the athletic and exciting Harrison Barnes who continues to get better.
Out of all of this talent, will the newcomer Iguodala prove to be the MVP of this team? The Warriors definitely needed an elite defender and they got it in Iggy. But, I firmly believe this team will only go as far as their point guard takes them. Curry could wind up being in the conversation for MVP in the upcoming year, and if he only keeps getting better, his ’13-’14 campaign could be one of the best we’ve seen out of a point guard in recent memory.
Curry will be the guy to lead this team to and through the playoffs. With the way he can shoot and his underrated ability to feed his teammates — remember, 6.9 APG last year — Curry will finish the year as this team’s most lethal and most valuable player. Golden State will absolutely be one of the most fun teams to watch this season, and it’s first and foremost because of the point guard play.