After the Golden State Warriors upset the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs and then went on to take the San Antonio Spurs to six games in their second round series, it was clear that the Warriors had something brewing. Most notably, Golden State had one of the youngest and most talented backcourts in the league.
When the Warriors made their exit from this past postseason, people only started to build up their expectations for Golden State in the 2013-14 season with another off-season for Curry and Thompson to develop and a bit of experience under their belts. Those expectations only continued to rise when the Warriors landed one of the top prizes in free agency when they signed Andre Iguodala.
Though there were high expectations for Golden State, there were also concerns. There were quite a few people that were worried that having so much talent in the backcourt would create chemistry problems and would somewhat negate the high value of each individual player. It’s only been four games in this season, but those worries seem silly right now.
The Warriors sit at 3-1 on the season with their only loss coming against an offensive juggernaut in the Los Angeles Clippers. More impressively, though, the Warriors have been led in scoring by three different players over those four games. As you might expect, the three players to lead them in scoring for a game this season are Curry, Thompson and Iguodala.
Every reason that the Warriors could be excited about this season and their backcourt is coming to fruition early on. They aren’t crowded or having problems with chemistry, but are instead able to throw a multi-faceted offensive attack at opponents. On any given night, one of those three guys can absolutely go off and annihilate whoever they’re playing. It’s obviously early, but that type of weaponry offensively could carry Golden State quite far this year.