With the addition of Andre Iguodala and several key role players, the Golden State Warriors are suddenly more than the feel-good story of last year’s playoffs. Now considered a part of the Western Conference’s elite, Stephen Curry and company are shooting for a spot in the NBA Finals.
But being a contender is one thing. Actually getting there is another. Just ask the Lakers.
In order to win the west, something the Warriors haven't done since 1975, they will have to win four games against at least two other teams that are more than capable of knocking them out. That’s tough. Possible, but tough.
Between the Warriors, Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies and Houston Rockets, anyone can make it. Here, we discuss what Golden State must do against the others in a playoff series in order to represent the west in next year’s finals.