Golden State Warriors: Maybe Next Year?

David RichardsonSenior Analyst IMarch 28, 2009

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Note: before you read this, I'd like you to know this is my first Warriors article, and my second NBA article. So don't expect any crazy good front-page thing.

Let's face it.

The Warriors suck this year.

A lot.

But...maybe next year?

There are a few reasons to believe Golden State can improve from next year.

Such as Anthony Randolph, a young player who has a chance at being...well, someone. Or Ronny Turiaf, one of the best back-up centers in the NBA today.

And if he hasn't fully recovered yet, Ellis should be better than ever next year. C.J. Watson has his good times. How about Andris?


Problems from last year:

The loss of Baron hurt mostly because Ellis isn't a point guard! Although I believe (there's that slogan again) that he'll progress in that position. That, or we'll bring in another point guard, although the first one would be better.

And Nelson was, well, Nelson. Can't change that with the new contract.

Defense was horrible. But remember, with this awful season comes one good thing: a high draft pick. And, the Warriors are slightly progressing on that side of the ball.

The players a few paragraphs above should play a big role in this better future season. Especially Randolph, Turiaf, Andris, and maybe Watson.

The big question for GS is the point guard. Here are the options.

A: Get Monta more used to it.

B: Draft one.

C: Go through Free Agency and find one (Nash?).


Keep praying Warriors for next year, and remember:..

"We Believe(barely)!"