Trade update II: Sent Roberson to Oklahoma City Thunder for No. 29 pick Archie Goodwin and cash considerations.
Trade update III: Sent Lee and Goodwin to Phoenix for No. 30 pick Nemanja Nedovic.
Areas of Strength
The foundation is set, led by starters, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson at guard and Andrew Bogut, David Lee and Harrison Barnes in the front court. Best of all for the Warriors, the group reached the playoffs in its first season together and with a lot of inexperience. Imagine it gets time together.
The Warriors are sloppy with the ball, as evidenced by the 23rd-place finish in turnovers in the regular season and the pratfalls in the playoffs. Problem is, Curry and backup Jarrett Jack, the primary ball handlers are both veterans. The concern can't be addressed in the draft.
Two Stats That Matter
4 -- Rank in shooting defense, a day that seemed impossible to believe would ever arrive.
19 -- Years, before this season, since the Warriors finished as high as No. 6 in the Western Conference.
The Way To Go
Unless the Warriors jump into the draft with a trade, probably of the minor variety, or by buying a pick, there is no way to go on June 27. There are big offseason decisions, but with Jack and possibly Landry as free agents.
2012-13 Team Stats (points per 100 possessions, with NBA rank)
Offensive: 104.2 (10th)
Defensive: 102.6 (13th)
F: Harrison Barnes
G: Kent Bazemore
C: Andris Biedrins (early termination)
C: Andrew Bogut
G: Stephen Curry
C: Festus Ezeli
F: Draymond Green
F: Richard Jefferson (player option)
F: Carl Landry (player option)
F: David Lee
F: Brandon Rush (player option)
F: Klay Thompson
G: Jarrett Jack (unrestricted)
Recent Draft History
2012: Harrison Barnes (7), Festus Ezeli (30), Draymond Green (35), Ognjen Kuzmic (52)
2011: Klay Thompson (11), Jeremy Tyler (39), Charles Jenkins (44)
2010: Ekpe Udoh (6)
2009: Stephen Curry (7)
2008: Anthony Randolph (14), Richard Hendrix (49)2012: Furkan Aldemir (53)
-- Scott Howard-Cooper