In an offseason short on big moves, the Golden State Warriors emerged at the front of the pack. Be it signing a big name like Andre Iguodala, washing their hands of unpalatable contracts or simply being fortunate enough to be saved from themselves (here’s looking at you, Dwight Howard), it was their strongest in years.
With the team coming off one of the most surprising playoff runs in recent memory, it’s no surprise that they felt the need to go out and make a splash.
Winning time is now.
The Warriors, who have seemed to be in a perpetual state of “rebuilding” over the last 20 years, used this offseason to decree that the future is no longer the answer to the question of their relevancy.
Let’s take a look at some of the offseason moves and free-agency acquisitions the Warriors made to push themselves out of the realm of pretenders, and firmly entrench themselves in the prestigious club of contenders.
Here are the five most important moves, in ascending order, made by the Warriors.