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5 Disturbing Trends Golden State Warriors Must Shake Before Postseason
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Mark Jackson's Golden State Warriors squad is a bit of an enigma. On one hand, there is the team that ranks in the bottom third of a number of key defensive statistics.

On the other, on March 11, the Warriors held the New York Knicks to just 27 percent shooting and 63 points while putting up 92 of their own. David Lee had 21 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.

Lee has shown repeatedly he is one of the league's elite power forwards, but he is never given the same due as LaMarcus Aldridge or Blake Griffin.

The Warriors have the pieces intact—one of the league's best playmakers and pure shooters in Stephen Curry, a 2-guard with a great shot to boot in Klay Thompson and a host of role players from rookie Harrison Barnes to the undersized yet explosive Carl Landry.

Even missing Brandon Rush, the Warriors have more depth than most teams, and that's not even mentioning starting center Andrew Bogut and Sixth Man of the Year candidate Jarrett Jack.

The Warriors are a team with weapons, but they are also a team with critical flaws. Determining the areas the Dubs need to improve in is rather easy when isolating a number of very telling statistics.

 

Statistics accurate as of March 12, 2013.

Per-36 and standard stats sourced from Basketball-Reference.com.

Team ranking statistics from TeamRankings.com.

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