After tanking midway through last season, the Golden State Warriors have put themselves in prime position to secure a playoff spot in the 2012-13 campaign.
The Warriors were able to snatch up Harrison Barnes from the 2012 NBA Draft to fill out their starting five. Also, with a healthy Andrew Bogut and Stephen Curry on deck, the sky is the limit for this franchise going forward.
However, the starting rotation won't take all the glory.
Strong bench play hasn't exactly been synonymous with the Warriors, but this season, Golden State will boast one of the most impressive second units in the NBA.
All of these ingredients will help the Warriors rise in the Western Conference.