Golden State Warriors Media Day 2013: Photos, Interviews and Takeaways
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
The Golden State Warriors media was again entertained by the #TweediaDay focus, an event to get all of the fans involved. Each Warrior was dressed up in his uniform and made the rounds for interviews, tweets and photos for the fourth annual #TweediaDay on Friday.
The Warriors finally have legitimate playoff expectations, as they bring a healthy roster to the start of the season. The team expects to finally be challenging for a Pacific Division title.
The media had their chance to see newcomer Andre Iguodala, slimmed-down Draymond Green and healthy Andrew Bogut. However, the following headlines stood out during the early afternoon session.
The Warriors Will Rock Short Sleeves on Saturdays
The Warriors are ditching the Adidas yellow jerseys of a year-ago to don white short-sleeved jerseys when they play on Saturdays. The new design will please fans, as it is a smaller tweak from the standard uniform than the bodacious yellows.
Brothers versus Brothers
The Splash Brothers got an introduction to the Curry brothers today, as Steph Curry is more than willing to handle both roles with his younger brother Seth vying for a spot on the team.
Mark Jackson Is in Midseason Form
Coach Jackson was asked who his starting five would be, and he comes back with the obvious answer.
The excitement for the upcoming season was being bandied about at media day. The introduction of Andre Iguodala to the press with his No. 9 jersey was one of the highlights.
He also showed off his winged tattoo that landscapes his back, before he put his jersey back on. He was the Warriors' biggest free-agent acquisition in the past 20 years, and the Warriors should be excited to have someone that dominates on both sides of the ball.
Thinner was a another key concept on display at the Warriors’ practice facility. Both Andrew Bogut and Draymond Green arrived looking thin, and Bogut probably looked at least five years younger.
David Lee had his interactions too, as he discussed his attempts at making the corner three-pointer being as successful as Steph’s dunking ability. Both should stay with their current strengths, but each player can continue perfecting his less-renown skills.
Besides the major headlines and takeaways, the media got a very good feel for this roster and what it can accomplish. There is major potential with the pieces already in place and the new additions of Marreese Speights, Jermaine O’Neal and Toney Douglas.
The Warriors also have the unknown rookie depth with draftee Nemanja Nedovic and Ognjen Kuzmic. The team will iron out all of the new roles and smooth things out during training camp.
The Warriors have few questions going into the NBA regular season. The biggest one revolves around the depth at the point guard position and who will step up to the role that Jarrett Jack filled last year.
The new additions are very strong, but how will they transition to this young and dynamic Warriors squad?
Finally, Harrison Barnes is transitioning to a new role, but can he provide consistent play at both the 3 and 4 positions?
Golden State Warriors executive board member Jerry West is very excited about this season's team. One of his main goals is to beat his former team, the Los Angeles Lakers, whom the Warriors will open up against at home on October 30.
#TweediaDay is an interactive success, and the Warriors are looking to surpass all expectations and perform better than last season.
The blueprint is laid out and the Warriors have an obvious goal going into this season. They need to advance to at least the Western Conference Finals to truly make this a successful season.
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