Golden State Warriors: What To Expect After The All-Star Break

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Feb 12, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) moves the ball against Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers (15) in the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. The Heat defeated the Warriors 111-110. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Coming into the 2013-14 season, expectations for the Golden State Warriors were sky-high. After their magical run in the 2013 playoffs, in which they upset the third-seeded Denver Nuggets and captured the hearts of basketball fans around the country, the front office approached the offseason with an aggressive mindset, dumping the salaries of Andris Biedrins and Richard Jefferson to clear room for one of the biggest free agency splashes in franchise history in Andre Iguodala. With Iggy expected to be the final piece to the puzzle, national expectations for the Warriors involved reaching the conference finals, and even (gasp!) contending for a title.

Entering the 2014 All-Star break, it is fair to see the Dubs have underachieved so far this season. While a 31-22 record would seem fantastic in comparison to recent seasons, that record simply doesn’t cut it for a team with this much talent. Inconsistency. That is the word that sums up the Warriors season. The Dubs have shown the potential to be one of the best teams in the league. They have proven capable of beating quality teams such as the Thunder, Heat, Trail Blazers, Clippers, Bulls, Suns, and Mavericks. However, they have also lost to the likes of the Wizards, Bobcats (twice, Spurs sans the Big Three, T-Wolves, and Nuggets. While this inconsistency is to be expected from a young, contending team, it also means we don’t know what to expect come playoff time.

So what can we expect from the post-All-Star-break Warriors? 

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  • afannaz

    barnes game is based on his confidence level, which has stunk so far this season. if his second half can only improve with more confidence, the all star dunk contest surely took away anything he gained in the “all star young guys game” (can you tell i have no idea what the game is officially named) he played. how can anyone look so lost playing the game they’ve grown up playing and “studying”? as a Warriors fan, i hope somehow the light bulb goes on and shines bright for barnes in the second half…they need him to be the player they thought they drafted. if he allowed himself to be teachable he could learn and possibly improve to the level of other young, talented NBA players. rise barnes,NOW!