The Golden State Warriors are on their way to China as a part of the NBA Global Games where they will take on the Los Angeles Lakers in two exhibition match ups. The key to this trip featuring a difference of 15 time zones?
“A lot of coffee, caffeine and sleeping pills,” according to Andrew Bogut who spoke to the Associated Press Friday.
The Warriors may have missed out on Dwight Howard this summer, but folks like myself believe they will be just fine. In fact, they might feature the most well-rounded team in the league.
Starting down low, Bogut and his fellow paint partner David Lee could be potentially a top-3 front court if they stay healthy. That’s a big ‘if,’ however this season both Bogut and Lee know how special this team could be and are believing they can stay on the court.
Pairing a new face like Andre Iguodala with a perimeter lineup featuring two of the best shooters in all of basketball, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, the Warriors could be scary good 1-through-3. Not to mention, Harrison Barnes will be mixed in there and he only continues to get better.
This trip and two game set against Los Angeles could wind up being one-sided if the teams play to their potential. While it’s only preseason and the starters obviously won’t get a 40-minute night, it’s getting close to that time where everyone should be close to the form they need to possess entering the beginning of the season.
The only advice I have for Bogut and his teammates: Take it easy on the caffeine.
Or, you know, don’t.