2013 Result: 47-35 (6th West seed), lost in Conference Semifinals to San Antonio
No Monta Ellis, no problem for a Warriors team that pulled off the first round upset against division rival Clippers. Stephen Curry, 24, is one of the most electric players to watch in the game today. Veteran David Lee (18.5 PPG, 11.2 RPG) became a fan favorite for toughness through injury. And young Klay Thompson has emerged as a long-range sniper who can just go off in games. They let go of three veterans in Jarrett Jack, Richard Jefferson, and Carl Landry, smart moves for the salary cap, but only got back Andre Iguodala. A ridiculous amount of wheeling-and-dealing on draft day didn’t result in much from a personnel standpoint, so they’re a little stuck with the roster they have now. But Iguodala will surely help the team defensive philosophy. Andrew Bogut couldn’t stay healthy in his first year as a Warrior and saw reduced playing time, and Harrison Barnes didn’t get too much playing time in his rookie year. So those two bigs have room for improvement this year. As always, the Warriors will be exciting to watch this year. They always run an up-tempo offense and have been improving on defense. Well-respected coach Mark Jackson will make sure to keep his guys in contention.
The Golden State Warriors are based in Oakland, California and play basketball in the Pacific Division and Western Conference of the NBA. Founded in 1946 as the Philadelphia Warriors, the team would relocate to San Francisco during the 1962-63 season. They were originally known as the San Francisco Warriors but changed their name in 1971 to the Golden State Warriors. In their 67 seasons in existence, the Warriors have won 2 NBA championships (1 in Philadelphia, 1 as Golden State), 6 Conference titles, and 2 Division titles. Some of the greatest players to play for the Warriors include Paul Arizin, Jason Richardson, Rick Barry, and Wilt Chamberlain. The Warriors have released schematics of a new waterfront arena in San Francisco to which they plan to move in 2017. Become a part of history by getting your tickets to the Golden State Warriors’ 2013-14 NBA season today!