The Golden State Warriors have an exciting and dynamic team that is on the rise, but there are still some players who need to step up next season. If these players contribute at a more efficient rate, the team will be set to advance even further into the NBA Playoffs.
The biggest culprits, Andris Biedrins and Richard Jefferson, have been sent away to the Utah Jazz, in order to give the Warriors the financial flexibility to sign free-agent Andre Iguodala. However, there are still some players who need to increase their levels of production.
One of the biggest questions raised in the playoffs was the success of the team without All-Star David Lee. He averaged a double-double last season, but the Warriors had their biggest playoff success without him on the floor.
The other question that is floating around is how well Harrison Barnes can adapt to a sixth man role with newcomer Andre Iguodala pushing him out of the starting lineup. Will that force Barnes to step up his game or will he wallow in his new role??
The Warriors roster is very deep, but the team has some players that need to step up in different ways this up-coming season. Let’s take a closer look.