The Golden State Warriors used all of the excitement surrounding the upgraded team and put it to good use in the first half. Not only are the Warriors in playoff position, they are beating the teams they should and giving the top teams a run for their money.
The Warriors have survived injuries with Andrew Bogut still waiting to return after microfracture surgery and Brandon Rush being lost for the year with an ACL tear. Just recently, Stephen Curry missed two games with his right ankle and David Lee missed his first with a swollen ankle.
The depth has shown up and provided the necessary reinforcements for this team, along with all three draftees. The fan base is happy as Oracle Arena is sold out almost every night.
Even with all of the excitement, there are some things we have learned along the way about this new and improved Warriors squad.
Stats used in this article were accurate as of January 20, 2013.