October 2, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots a free throw in front of the team during training camp at the Golden State Warriors Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

What the Warriors Are Looking to Prove in First Pre-Season Game


The Jazz are coming to town in the first pre-season game for the Warriors. In Oracle Arena, the Warriors, with their many roster changes are looking forward to prove to the NBA what they’ve got, even if it is only a pre-season game.

One major question, however, still remains: who will start at SF? Right now, Brandon Rush, Harrison Barnes, and Richard Jefferson are competing for that spot, and competition is tough. That question will be answered soon enough.

The time of refreshing the Warriors’ home page is over, now that the pre-season is finally here.

1. Backcourt: The Warriors haven’t found a backcourt that worked well since Monta Ellis and Baron Davis. Now that they have a bullet-proof backcourt, they seem unstoppable. Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry need to prove that they can work well together, play good defense, and still get off their amazing shots. With Jarrett Jack coming off the bench, this is all possible.

2. Defensive End: HUGE HUGE HUGE. Although Bogut is likely out for the entire pre-season, Ezeli, Green, and even Biedrins have things to prove. The two rookies need to show the world what they’re capable of with getting their rebounds. Ezeli will need to play defense, provide an interior presence, and block shots. Biedrins knows what he needs to prove. He is likely to be on the active roster for the pre-season, although facing legal issues in Latvia. Plus, there’s always David Lee, who will probably end up getting a double-double. He can’t, however, do it all alone, which is the problem.

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