Ten Warriors questions entering the regular season
Warriors won't be overlooked
The entire NBA knows who the Warriors are, what they do and how they do it. Can they make the mental adjustment to being the hunted, targeted by all opponents?
He has a new shoe deal, says he loves the support of his new kicks and has never felt better. But can Stephen Curry and his fragile ankles stay healthy?
Will Bogut's body break down?
With him, the Warriors are a potential 55-win team. Without him, they will struggle to reach 45. Will Andrew Bogut’s body hold up over the long season?
Will the real coach please stand up?
Having lost his strategic ace, former assistant Michael Malone, to Sacramento, can coach Mark Jackson quiet the whispers that Malone was the "real" coach?
Will Barnes' injury linger?
The company line in October is that this is not a major issue. But as the missed practices pile up, we have to wonder: Can Harrison Barnes recover from his mystery foot ailment and show improvement in his second season?
Who will be clutch in crunch time?
Jarrett Jack was a go-to player at crunch time last season. Can Jackson get similar results by using reserve point guard Toney Douglas and Andre Iguodala in that role?
Will Speights step up?
Carl Landry was essential to success last season, particularly with Bogut missing so many games. Will new big man Marreese Speights adequately replace Landry?
Protect this house
According to a poll of NBA executives, the Warriors own the second-best homecourt advantage in the league at Oracle Arena. Can the fans continue to bring the noise that has put them on the map?
Will Bazemore blossom?
Will reserve guard Kent Bazemore continue to be known as the Greatest Bench Show in the league, or will he find way to contribute on the court?
Will Lacob stay loud?
Co-owner and chief decision-maker Joe Lacob quickly gained a reputation for speaking his mind, though sometimes it put him on the spot. Will he continue to utter bold statements sure to linger in the memory?