NBA Rumors: Golden State Warriors’ Backup PG May Come From Familiar Place

December 4th, 2010 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »
The honeymoon—and accompanying cupcake schedule—is over for Joe Lacob and Peter Gruber's 2010-11 Golden State Warriors.

After a quick 6-2 start, the Warriors have dropped eight of their last 10 and their upcoming schedule shows no reason that they'll soon buck this trend.

Countless problems have emerged in this fall from grace: the lack of a consistent scorer to help Ellis and Curry, the same rebounding and defensive deficiencies that have plagued this franchise in year's past and the lack of any true impact from their second unit.

The third and fourth scorer could be solved by members of the current team, provided David Lee and Dorell Wright work to be more efficient and more consistent.

The rebounding and defensive miscues come from a roster consisting of mostly offensive-minded players, but these areas show mild improvements over recent years—26th in rebounding differential at -2.84 and 27th in scoring defense 106.53. And with the club's best interior defenders—Louis Amundson and Ekpe Udoh—both optimistically back before the New Year, the rebounding and defense should continue to improve.

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