|2009-10 Team Rating|
|14 Overall||29 Overall|
2009-10 Season Stats
The sign-and-trade that delivered David Lee for a package that included Anthony Randolph moved the Warriors from potential to known at power forward. Andris Biedrins needs to recapture his double-double ways.
Stephen Curry surpassed expectations even for a lottery pick, immediately showing star potential. Monta Ellis can either fit in, sulk or get moved. Curry is the new face of the franchise.
If Lee can continue around 10 or 11 rebounds a game, it will at least be a step forward, and then some if Biedrins can get there again. But only because the Warriors can't get any worse.
There must be some reason players from the NBA Development League are already lining up outside the locker-room door, resume' in hand. Lots of reason for worry at most positions.
Question No. 1 heading into camp is whether the incoming owners will retain Don Nelson and, if so, how long the evaluation period will last. The record for career wins carries no weight.
There are so many roster holes, so many issues to be addressed, so much uncertainty going forward as new owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber ponder the future of the basketball-operations staff and Nelson that it's difficult to imagine an easy season.
Curry, Lee and Ellis are good building blocks, but there's little in the way of dependability beyond that. The lottery pick, Ekpe Udoh, has already been ruled out for months because of injury. The defense is non-existent. The bench is only slightly better.
Explanation of Marking System
|Golden State Warriors||D+|
|Los Angeles Clippers||C|
|Los Angeles Lakers||A|
|New Jersey Nets||B|
|New Orleans Hornets||C|
|New York Knicks||B|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||A|
|Portland Trail Blazers||B|
|San Antonio Spurs||B+|