The Golden State Warriors' Offseason Improvements

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The Golden State Warriors' Offseason Improvements
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Hope or despair, "We Believe" or "We Suck," the Golden State Warriors remain a team bound for nothingness. Here's a personal list that I compiled on the aspects individual Warriors players should target in this upcoming offseason.


Andris Biedrins ( Assuming he does not get traded)

- Refine offensive game by applying new moves under the basket.

- Become a mainstay defensive presence.

- Learn to have an alternative plan for opposing players who shut him down during games.

Ronny Turiaf

- Focus extensively on the rebounding area of his game.

- Become a reliable offensive producer when replacing Biedrins.

- Learn to work more under the basket and work on perfecting his jump shot.

Power Forwards:

Anthony Randolph (Assuming he does not get traded)

- Learn to start the break himself and execute it efficiently.

- Work on becoming under control over the basket. In other words, does not have to jump for every rebound and pick-up un-necessary fouls. This does not undermine his terrific energy.

- MUST make the jumpshot part of his game.

- Learn to conserve his energy on the court.

- Become a defensive presence.

Brandan Wright (Assuming he does not get traded)

- Has to hit the weight room and add some much needed bulk. This will certainly aid in boxing out against bigger opposing players.

- Has to become a consistent rebounder.

- Learn to protect the basket better and move his feet against his man on the defensive end of the court.

Jermareo Davidson and Rob Kurz - Too little time on the floor to observe.

Small Forwards:

Stephen Jackson

- Limit or improve ball-handling. This, in turn, will bring down his turnover numbers

- Limit talking to officials on useless plays.

- Learn to take smart shots instead of "jacking-up" threes with 20 seconds left on the clock.

- Learn to become a leader!

- Continue his formidable defensive game.

Corey Maggette (Assuming he does not get traded)

- Play defense.

- Pass whenever possible (averaging 1.8 assists)

- Keep going to the line!

- Stop "attempting" to take charges.

-Refine jump shot.

Kelenna Azubuike

- Learn to stop on a dime and shoot a mid-range jumper.

- Become more of a defensive reliability.

- Learn to finish at the rim better.

- Continue his amazing rebounding performance.

Shooting guards/Point guards

Anthony Morrow

- Extensive work on his ball-handling ability.

- Extensive work on his drives to the basket and his first step.

- Learn to shoot better, his stroke is absolutely horrible (Currently, best three-point shooter in the league).

- Extensive work on layups.

- Extensive work on defending and contesting.

Marco Belinelli (Assuming he does not get traded)

- Work on becoming a better distributor.

- Continue to work on his defensive game, which has extensively improved this season.

- Learn to become a consistent shooter.

- Learn to force his way into the rotation.

Monta Ellis (Assuming he does not get traded)

- Extensive work on defending

- Take care of his body and surgically repaired ankle.

- Attempt to stay away from anything with two wheels on it.

- Working on his consistency in regards to getting his teammates more involved.

- Learning how to control a team from a point guard's perspective.

Jamal Crawford (Assuming he does not opt-out)

- Learn not to bail-out opposing defenses with a jump shot with 20 seconds left on the shot clock.

- Drive to the basket more as he is a 88 percent free throw shooter.

- For his size, defending is a major issue.

- Learn to become a better distributor.

CJ Watson

- As a back-up point guard, consistency is key.

- Avoid reaching in and picking up un-necessary fouls plus putting the load on the helper to contain his own man.

- Learn to become a better shooter off different spots from the floor (not only a three point shooter from the left corner of the court).

- Learn to use the screen-and-roll more often and find open shooters.

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