Golden State Warriors in 2010-2011: To Compete or Not To Compete

May 9th, 2010 by William Butchko Leave a reply »
Hadarii wrote an interesting article about whether we keep both Brandon Wright and Anthony Randolph and try to develop them. However, I think the answer to that question depends on a more central one. Do we try to compete in 2010-2011?

The advantages of competing are obvious. We get to believe that this might be our year to get back into the playoffs and if we do, then we might be able to rekindle the magic from 2007.

The advantages of growing are less, but can be almost as attractive if we look to Presti's model in Oklahoma City. We would need to get a coach who would let Randolph, Wright and our draft pick play.

To Compete

If we want to compete next year, then we are more likely to draft players like DeMarcus Cousins, Wesley Johnson or Evan Turner. We will probably look to trade Monta Ellis, Wright, and possibly Biedrins to get the pieces this year. I suggested Al Jefferson or Andre Iguodala.

Some would argue that we keep Ellis and see what he can do. I tend to disagree because Ellis has become less efficient, while still being a defensive liability in spite of his ability to get steals. Des ...

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