Watching some NBA teams over the years, like the San Antonio Spurs, is like watching the same [awesome] movie again and again every season. Like Die Hard. Other teams, like the Golden State Warriors, is like watching a Martin Scorsese film—different in intent, but something inherently the same.
This year's version of the Warriors is especially like that. Stephenardo DiCurrio remains the star but is joined by some new cast members that fundamentally change the way the season has played out.
The Warriors and general manager Bob Myers found a co-star in Andre Iguodala, created the space for a young Klay Thompson to develop into a better all-around player, maintained the singular nature of its three-point shooting and improved its overall defense.
We know the players, but a few things about this Warriors team is different than last season's. That makes for a learning experience and, boy, have we learned a lot about this team. It's a bit like Shutter Island, in that you have to think about it and analyze the tar out of it, but the lessons are there to be learned.
Statistics are accurate as of January 21, 2014.