2016-17 NBA Season Predictions for Each Golden State Warriors Player

October 24th, 2016 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »
The Golden State Warriors swapped out two starters and reworked their reserve unit over the offseason. The final result? They'll start this regular season where they finished the last one, prominently perched atop the NBA.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

The Dubs compiled a league-best 6-1 mark during the preseason, thrashing opponents by an average of 11.1 points per game. They seamlessly worked Kevin Durant and Zaza Pachulia into the opening group, and their bench received unlikely boosts from second-rounder Patrick McCaw and camp invite-turned-roster member JaVale McGee.

The preseason dominance—while encouraging, even if anticipated—yields no tangible reward, but there's information to extract. The allocation of minutes and shots offers insight into head coach Steve Kerr's preferred pecking order, which adds clarity to our crystal-ball prognostications.

We have ranked all 15 players based on their likely rotation role to start the season.

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