Stephen Curry, David Lee, and the Warriors’ Path to NBA Relevance

July 10th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
If the goal of the Golden State Warriors was to convince fans they were serious about being factors in next season's Western Conference race, then trading for David Lee was a good place to start.

The Warriors sent Anthony Randolph, Ronny Turiaf, and Kelenna Azubuike to New York in exchange for Lee, who could provide instant help for Golden State's struggling interior.

Lee brings his 20.2 points per game and 11.7 rebounds to the Bay Area to team with Rookie of the Year runner-up Stephen Curry, in what should give the Warriors one of the better post-perimeter combos in the west.

More importantly, the Warriors were able to retain the services of shooting guard Monta Ellis, which could work out whether Golden State decides to add other players, or keep the SG in the fold.

Brandan Wright's strong play in summer league, the drafting of Ekpe Udoh, and a fully healthy Andris Biedrins coupled with the trade for Lee could turn the Warriors' interior weakness into next season's strength.

With Curry at the helm and Lee in the post, prospects are bright for the Warriors next season, but there are still a few issues which need to be add ...

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