Assesing the Golden State Warriors’ Roster: An Ugly, Complicated Task

February 17th, 2010 by Robb Chang Leave a reply »
The Golden State Warriors are very much a team in flux right now. 

Management issues seem to be the main problem for the Warriors. Who is really making the basketball decisions? GM Larry Riley, coach Don Nelson, or team president Robert Rowell?  Does the team want to get better or slash payroll?  And, looming over everything, how much longer is Chris Cohan going to be the majority owner? 

With all these off the court issues, the actual roster and performance of the team often get overlooked. 

But, if the Warriors really want to become a competitive team (admittedly a big "if"), what steps would they take?

Coming to any conclusions about the dubs roster is difficult since injuries have prevented the full roster from ever coalescing into a legitimate team, and Nelson is an unconventional coach whose style of play is so whacky that it skews the perceptions one has of his players. These are factors that you have to keep in mind when evaluating the players on the team. 

After more than half a season, the only things we seem to really know are that Curry is a legitimate guard who can run an offense, Monta Ellis is a premie ...

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