Five Warriors to watch
Now that the fifth-year point guard is established as an elite shooter, his priority is to maintain his outside touch while reducing turnovers and becoming more proficient at getting into the paint to make plays for himself or his teammates.
The 7-foot center signed a three-year extension because he wanted to remain a Warrior, and the team wanted to keep him. If he can play 70-75 games, be a hindrance at the rim and average 10 rebounds, he’ll be worth the risk.
The 6-6 shooting guard has a very versatile, adaptive game. He should fit in well with his new teammates. He was brought in as a sealant, filling every crucial crack in the roster, and to defend the league’s best scorers.
The veteran power forward had a terrific first half last season, before his body started breaking down and his game diminished. He says he’s healthy. He looks fit. If he delivers 18 and 10, the Warriors can and should take it.
The young shooting guard says he’s committed to being more than an outside shooter. If he continues to expand his offensive game, that and his solid defense will put him on track to becoming an All-Star.