Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis
Key Addition: Marc Jackson, Head Coach
Key Loss: Vladimir Radmanovic
Projected Starting Lineup:
PG: Stephen Curry
SG: Monta Ellis
SF: Dorrell Wright
PF: David Lee
C: Andris Biedrins
Analysis: The Warriors are back this year with a new head coach, Marc Jackson, and a virtually identical roster from last season. This team is young and exciting, but still a few pieces away from competing in the Western Conference.
It will be interesting to see how Jackson, a former point guard, will work his two small combo guards, Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis. If he can find a more effective way of using them, which Don Nelson and Keith Smart were unable to do, the Warriors have a shot to compete for the last playoff spot.
Golden State fans will see a better product on the floor this year, but don't expect them to make too much noise in the Western Conference this season.
Prediction: 30-36, Third in Pacific Division, 10th in Western Conference