Health is a concern for the Warriors, but it's not as if Western Conference opponents are without worries.
We can pencil in the Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Denver Nuggets, and the San Antonio Spurs for a playoff berth, but every other team vying for a playoff spot has questions too.
The Los Angeles Clippers have Blake Griffin recovering from knee surgery, leaving his health very much in question. Plus, Vinny Del Negro is still their coach and in a lame duck year. That has disaster written all over it.
For all the hoopla surrounding the Minnesota Timberwolves, they will be without Ricky Rubio until at least January and possibly longer. That leaves Luke Ridnour as the point guard of an NBA team that will make the Western Conference playoffs? I'll have to see that to believe it. Plus, Brandon Roy coming out of retirement is a far cry from a sure thing.
The Dallas Mavericks still have Dirk Nowitzki, but he will be adjusting to a whole new roster of players. There is no telling how that will turn out.
The Utah Jazz are very talented, but their starting point guard is Mo Williams and they are lacking multiple outside shooters.
The Memphis Grizzlies have a powerful starting five, but they lost O.J. Mayo, leaving them with a short bench.
The Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Hornets, and Houston Rockets are all in rebuilding mode and are likely several years away.
All the Warriors have to do is stay healthy? With the bench they now feature their worry doesn't seem too bad, does it?