Depending on how one choose to look at this team; the Golden State Warriors are a young team on their way up, or a NBA team that will have to outscore their opponents because they have no one who can play defense. Many of their fans are upset that the team parted ways with GM Chris Mullin. Mullin was the most popular player in this team’s history and he has been replaced by Larry Riley, who happens to be a friend of Head Coach Don Nelson.
This has been a very strange off season for the Warriors; they supposedly had a deal in place to trade for Amare Stoudemire for the Warriors sixth overall pick Stephen Curry. While that trade may not have been close to done as some would have us believe the Warriors added an under sized scoring dynamo who need to learn how to distribute the ball to play in the backcourt with Monta Ellis another scoring dynamo who needs to learn how to distribute the ball.
Speaking of Ellis, the New GM and Nelson had to sneak off to Memphis to meet with the star player to smooth over relations after the team was upset with him for injuring his ankle in a moped accident, he tried to cover up from the team. Now that the ripples there have been smoothed, this team can get back to the team it was, a team that scored the most fast break points one year ago.
However, this is also a team that traded away Jamal Crawford and Marco Belinelli for little more that a bunch of old towels, they may have a disgruntled player in Stephen Jackson who was fined by the NBA for publicly asking for a trade, and they are a team that plays little defense.