Double K’s Take: Are the Warriors serious contenders for the NBA Championship??...


                                                                                 Coming into the 2014-15 season for the Golden State Warriors I felt that this team was very well built. The additions of Shaun Livingston and Leandro Barbosa were huge to replace some departures that they had this off season. It gave the Warriors a 2nd 5 off the bench that could be starters for some teams in the NBA. The biggest question mark coming into the season was at the head coach position. Management for the team had taken a chance on Mark Jackson bringing him from the announcers table and letting him mold the team and culture into one of positivity and winning games. Alas Mark and management could not reconcile their differences and Jackson's 3 year tenure was over. In comes Steve Kerr another coach that had zero experience with Head Coaching at any level and they turned over a team that was ready and hungry to win and be successful in the NBA….


                                                                                             The young and hungry team came out and showed a almost immediate grasp of Kerr’s offense and Curry and Thompson are already looking like they are heading toward career seasons. But the thing that I think took the whole NBA by surprise was just how well the Warriors took to the new coach. Kerr and the strong staff of assistants that Warriors management put together for him, the Dubs started the season 5-0. Then proceeded to drop 2 in a row, before rattling off a franchise record 16 straight victories. They have cooled off since going 3-3 but this team is 24-5 through the first 29 games in the season from the 1st time in recent memory. Now that has left the Warriors fans very optimistic about the upcoming season and postseason as far as their chances to win a NBA title…


That brings us to the point of this whole post which is… Are the Warriors serious contenders for a NBA title?? I think so… when you look at this roster they are built to win in the postseason with a mix of youth and veteran players that complement each other well. Will they win a title that is a whole other post entirely? But should the rest of the NBA take them seriously as a contender to the throne. Yes, if the rest of the NBA wasn’t woken up by that hot start to the season then wait until the postseason in which I expect to see this team really shine…

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