Golden State Warriors Final 2011-2012 Season Report Card: Backcourt

May 1st, 2012 by Nathaniel Jue Leave a reply »
What a year for the Golden State Warriors. A season that started out with optimism and hope ended up featuring struggling performances, a plethora of injuries, swirling trade rumors and vocal disapproval of team ownership. Worse, it ended in disappointment and apathy, as the Warriors redundantly did their part to extend their curse—finishing with an abominable losing record.

In fact, the season was so upside-down that by March, fans were actually rooting for the Dubs to intentionally lose—tank mode—as part of an effort to retain their draft pick in the upcoming NBA lottery.


And yet through all the sufferable turmoil—including the loss of the lone superstar—the Dubs fanbase remained as loyal as ever, finishing with the third-highest attendance average in team history (18,858). Pretty amazing. After all, given the organization’s past 20 or so seasons, fans know that it is indeed possible to have had gone through worse.

That said, as the season is now concluded, it’s time to dole out some year-end grades. With all the player shuffling and roster adjustments throughout the campaign, we’ ...

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