A brand new year for the Golden State Warriors comes with higher expectations than ever before, and justifiably so.
A sparkling 21-10 record without Andrew Bogut and Brandon Rush (out for season) is mostly attributed to the revamped defense of the Dubs. Starting two rookies and a second-year player has done nothing but spark the energy of the franchise instead of slow it down.
The year for the Dubs included Curry ankle injuries, Monta for Bogut trade, the Mullen retirement ceremony turned disaster, the blatant tanking, the announced move to San Francisco in 2017 and finally a turnaround unseen in the Bay Area in years.
By unearthing the trends of the short season so far, we can try and project what will happen in the upcoming year.
For the specificity of this piece, we narrow the predictions to the regular season and result. By delving into the Warriors through a prism of microlevel analysis, we can try and predict what will make the Dubs a success or failure in the upcoming year.