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Realistic Expectations for Shaun Livingston’s 1st Season with the Warriors

Shaun Livingston is 28 years old and entering his 10th NBA season. By normal standards, this would place him squarely in his prime. Livingston's path has been anything but normal, however, and this makes it difficult to assess where he is ... (Continue reading)

Breaking Down the Golden State Warriors’ Point Guard Position

Great point guard play is at a premium in today's NBA. This sounds questionable due to the Association's tremendous depth at point guard, but that wealth of floor generals is exactly why it is true. Jeff Teague, Michael Carter-Williams and Jrue ... (Continue reading)

Predicting the Roles and Impact of Each Warriors Newcomer This Season

For the first time in years, the impact of the Golden State Warriors newcomers will be less important than that of the team's returners. Although the offseason is not over, the Warriors already have 14 players under contract for 2014-15 after ... (Continue reading)

Can Harrison Barnes Rebound from Disappointing Season with New Coach Steve Kerr?

Harrison Barnes plays an aggressive style of basketball in a passive way. This contradiction has given him a false reputation as a guy who mentally floats in and out of contests. His game is based on attacking. He is most effective ... (Continue reading)

Are Golden State Warriors Right in Seeing Klay Thompson as Indispensable?

The two sides of the Klay Thompson-for-Kevin Love debate perfectly represent the dichotomy between those with an analytics approach to the game and those who watch basketball. Love is a statistical freak. He is one of the top rebounders in the ... (Continue reading)

Best Bargain-Bin 2014 NBA Free-Agency Options for Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors are out of salary-cap space. This isn't a bad thing, as the roster is close to complete. It simply means that, after using their mid-level exception on Shaun Livingston on July 1 and their biannual exception on ... (Continue reading)

Which Golden State Warriors Players Are Good Trade Options This Offseason

Stephen Curry and David Lee have more in common than you might think. Sure, one of them is a 6'3" point guard and the other is a 6'9" power forward. One of them has a quick, smooth, high-arching jump shot while ... (Continue reading)

How Are Golden State Warriors Surviving Without Andrew Bogut?

Donald Sterling's recent racist comments are nothing short of disgusting, and the Los Angeles Clippers have every right to be affected by them. The Golden State Warriors, meanwhile, are facing a more tangible obstacle in this series: The absence of center ... (Continue reading)

What Golden State Warriors Need from Klay Thompson During NBA Playoffs

The Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 of their Round 1 matchup. The first tilt was anything but one-sided. The Clippers took a 12-1 lead to begin the game, but the Warriors tied it up just ... (Continue reading)

Is All This Criticism of Golden State Warriors’ Mark Jackson Deserved?

With their 130-102 stomping of the Utah Jazz on Sunday, the Golden State Warriors eclipsed their win total from last season. After an impressive 47-win campaign that saw the team return to the playoffs for the first time in six years and ... (Continue reading)