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Golden State Warriors: This Is Not a Wasted Season

Divya ParmarSenior Analyst IApril 11, 2008

Even though the Warriors probably won't make the playoffs, the season is still a success by many standards.

First of all, the Warriors improved five games from last year, and have shown great ability. This Western Conference is probably a fluke, and if the Warriors win close to 50 games next year, they will make the playoffs. The Warriors have the talent to make the playoffs and get a good seed in any normal year, but this year is not typical. 

Also, Monta Ellis has emerged to be a borderline All-Star. His jump shot is money, and he is one of the quickest players in the league. Another young player, Andris Biedrins, is routinely putting up double-doubles, and has established himself as an above-average big man.

Baron Davis has been injury-free and has put up All-Star quality stats. Stephen Jackson has excellent numbers as well. Both can carry a team and provide a solid foundation.

Kelenna Azubuke and Mickael Pietrus are solid in the rotation, and the Warriors have a decent bench. The depth will be even better when Brandan Wright and Marco Belinelli develop.

Coach Don Nelson will be back with his high speed, run-and-gun, explosive offense, and if the Warriors can avoid free agency losses, which is actually a big IF, then the team is good enough to make noise next year.

The Oracle crowd will be great. Bring your "We're Back" T-shirts, Warriors fans. Golden State will play better next season and may even make a deep playoff run.

I know I may be slightly biased, but the Warriors have had a great season with nearly 50 wins. They have nothing to be ashamed of.

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