Sunday, October 12, 2014

30 Teams in 30 Days: Golden State Warriors

The California trek continues for our "30 Teams in 30 Days" 2014-15 NBA season preview series, as we head up Interstate 5 to visit Oakland, where we will take a look at the always hungry and competitive Golden State Warriors, a team that is an entertaining one to watch, with some great shooters that can play well.

Last season's record: 51-31(2nd in Pacific Division/6th in Western Conference; Lost to LAC 4-3 in Western Conference First Round)

Head Coach: Steve Kerr(1st season as NBA coach)

Arena: Oracle Arena(19,596)


The 2013-14 season for the Golden State Warriors proved to be somewhat a success, with the big time play of two of the team's top shooters leading the way, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.  The duo was known for shooting lights out from three-point range, and they both carried the load for Golden State to finish the season with a 51-31 mark and landing the 6th seed in last year's Western Conference playoffs.  In that series, they had to try stopping the "Lob City Mafia", consisting of Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, and the Los Angeles Clippers, but the Clippers would end their season, by winning the series in 7 games, and ending the Mark Jackson era in Golden State, as he finished with a 121-109 mark.

On May 19, 2014, the Warriors made Steve Kerr, a former NBA analyst for TNT, as it's new head coach, and upon arriving in Golden State, his goal was simple: win games more often.  Now with a new coach in place, expect Golden State to make a lot of noise again this season, just like they did under Mark Jackson's tenure, and in my opinion, I believe that the Warriors could be one of the top 5 "Teams to Watch" in the NBA this season, and other may have them as a team to contend for a title, but they have to go through a challenging season first in order to get back into playoff contention this year in the Bay Area.

Upcoming team previews in the "30 Teams in 30 Days" series:

  • Monday: Sacramento Kings
  • Tuesday: Portland Trail Blazers
  • Wednesday: Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Thursday: Memphis Grizzlies
  • Friday: Indiana Pacers
  • Saturday: Chicago Bulls
  • Next Sunday: Milwaukee Bucks

No comments: