The Golden State Warriors have made it through a rough patch after the first six weeks, by both fighting off injuries and playing improved Western Conference teams. Stephen Curry has shown his leadership skills while trying to keep hold of his top power ranking spot.
The rest of his teammates have contributed in a very solid manner. Andrew Bogut made the game-saving block versus the Sacramento Kings, and Andre Iguodala hit the game-winning jumper to fend off the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Klay Thompson has come into his own this season, as he is no longer limited to the catch-and-shoot. He is making plays, finishing at the basket and occasionally gets fouled.
However, problems still exist as the bench is razor thin, and the team is still relying too much on the isolation play. David Lee is a fantastic offensive player, but he is not a post-up player, and ISOs are not a major part of the unique style of the Warriors’ offense.
Let’s take a look at the Warriors power rankings and see where everyone stands after the first six weeks.