Warriors’ Roster Improvements

April 24, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; New Orleans Hornets point guard Jarrett Jack (2) on the bench with a brace against the Golden State Warriors during the second quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

Going into the off-season, the Warriors knew that they needed to get their acts together if they wanted another season of faithful fans. If they didn’t, they knew they would win less games because there would be less supporters at the Warriors’ game. When the Warriors announced Bob Myers’ instatement as the GM, I thought, “Hey! Maybe this guy knows what he’s doing!”. That was an understatement.

The Warriors were weak in the PF area. David Lee is a great player, but it isn’t possible to have him out on the floor 48 minutes per game. The addition of Draymond Green was good, but he isn’t a PF – type player. This is why Myers fought to sign Landry, who had a few other teams vying him. Landry has signed a 2 year, $8 million dollar contract. This is pretty good for Myers, considering that Landry is a possible starting PF.

The Warriors desperately needed a SF, as well as a solid backup PG to Curry who was ready to take his place. In drafting Harrison Barnes, the Warriors gained a scorer, and a true athlete. Most fans were happy with the seventh pick.

What to do with Dorell Wright? Myers likely thought long and hard. All of a sudden, he hatched a great plan to send Wright to the 76ers, in a three way trade that brought Jarrett Jack on-board. Jack is a solid, veteran backup PG who would like one trip to the playoffs before he retires.

On top of all of this, the Warriors were excited with their roster. In addition to all these great additions, the Warriors managed to find the money to re-sign Brandon Rush, the life of the Warriors’ bench. He was the crowd-pleaser and great shooter. Now the Warriors are ready – or are they?

Topics: Brandon Rush, Dorell Wright, Golden State Warriors, Harrison Barnes, Jarrett Jack

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