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Golden State Warriors Team Overview

2010-11 record: 36-46

Third place, Pacific Division

Did not make the playoffs

DRAFT PICKS:

Round: 1

Round: 2

Areas of Strength:
Scoring. From years of Don Nelson to one season of Keith Smart, the Warriors don't have trouble putting points on the board, led by the backcourt duo of Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis. Two free-agent additions, David Lee and Dorell Wright, contributed to Golden State finishing seventh in scoring.

Needs Work:
Defense and rebounding. Yeah, real shock. The annual problem remained even after new owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber announced a move toward toughness and intensity over the usual offensive flash, with the Warriors again one of the worst teams on the boards and at stopping the ball.

Two Stats That Matter:
40.3
-- Minutes per game for Ellis, the highest average in the league.

3 -- Years in a row with a new coach.

The Way To Go:
Depth is an obvious problem, and depth is what the Warriors will get at No. 11. The choice, as with teams at the end of the lottery and into the late-teens, is mostly from among power forwards and small forwards, and Golden State spent mightily, in players and contract, to land Lee last summer and used the 2010 lottery pick on Udoh. So power forward is a hard sell barring some unexpected tumble down the board. Jordan Hamilton or Kawhi Leonard are possibilities at small forward.

2010-2011 Stats:
Offensive rating: 105.5 (13th)
Defensive rating: 107.6 (26th)

Under Contract:
G: Stephen Curry
G: Monta Ellis
F: Dorell Wright
F: Ekpe Udoh
F: Louis Amundson (player option)
F/C: David Lee
C: Andris Biedrins

Free Agents:
F: Vladimir Radmanovic (Unrestricted)
F: Al Thornton (Unrestricted)
G: Reggie Williams (Restricted)

-- Scott Howard-Cooper

Recent Draft History
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
6. Ekpe Udoh 7. Stephen Curry 14. Anthony Randolph 18. Marco Belinelli 9. Patrick O'Bryant
49. Richard Hendrix 36. Jermareo Davidson
46. Stephane Lasme

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