Head coach Keith Smart and the Golden State Warriors find themselves in two difficult positions: one very unknown and one all too familiar.
By matching a season-high three-game winning streak with a narrow victory over the Indiana Pacers Wednesday night, the Warriors find themselves in familiar territory: close enough to the playoffs (4.5 games behind the eighth-seeded Portland Trailblazers) to be aggressive buyers at the quickly approaching deadline, yet far enough away to consider cashing in on their many assets and giving this a go next season.
The new position, though, leaves plenty to the imagination for Warriors fans hoping to see this club bring in talent to help this club reach the postseason for the first time in four seasons. The typically vertically-challenged Warriors actually have big bodies this season—too many big bodies.
With new owners Joe Lacob and Peter Gruber aggressively pursuing difference makers for this team, which members of this unique Bay Area log-jam will survive the cut?