NBA’s Pacific Division: Offseason Report Card

August 23rd, 2010 by Eitan Rosenberg Leave a reply »
Golden State Warriors: D+

The franchise is in the midst of going through an ownership turnover and is trying to field a more competitive team that can compete for the playoffs.

The team dealt away promising young big Anthony Randolph, durable backup center Ronny Turiaf, and efficient wing Kelenna Azubuike in a sign and trade for David Lee.

True Warriors fans know that Randolph is capable of greatness considering his over length, athleticism, and basketball skill level, but was subjected to the coaching oddities of Don Nelson.

Turiaf also emerged as an extremely dependable big for them last season, especially amidst all of the injuries the team had suffered.

Anthony Morrow was also a steady contributor, averaging 13 points per game and being amongst the top three-point assassins in the game.

The team also selected another athletic big in Ekpe Udoh when the team had similar talents in Brandon Wright and Andres Biedrins and very much needed a starting small forward.

Let’s get back to David Lee, who did emerge as an All-Star last season averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds per contest for the K ...

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