Golden State Warriors: Predicting Their Starting Five for Next Season


Mar 02, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) celebrates with guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Now that the Golden State Warriors have made the arguably best moves in the early stages of free agency, they are locked and loaded for another deep run in the playoffs, and I’m talking championship deep.

Who will their starters be next season?

PG: Stephen Curry

Obviously, he was snubbed off the All-Star team (proven after all-star break), but that doesn’t matter. Well, as long as he is in it next year.

I truly believe that Stephen Curry is the best shooter in the history of the National Basketball Association (at least well on the way). Yes…..Yes…..Yes. I said it. The stats are all there. I’m talking about 22.9 points per game, 6.9 assists per game, and 4.0 rebounds. He shot nearly 47-percent form the field and close to 45-percent from beyond the arc.

SG: Klay Thompson

The second member of the “Splash Bros,” after Curry. He is the second best shooter in the NBA. I think he could be the next Reggie Miller. He is just like Mr. Miller.

Klay can do just one thing, shoot. He averaged 16.6 points per game, 2.2 assists, and 3.7 rebounds. He shot 43-percent from the field and 40-percent past the 3-point line. He will be doing things like that for a long time.

SF: Andre Iguodala

Andre Iguodala is the best pickup of the free agency yet. Even ahead of Dwight Howard.

“Iggy” is the best player on his new team. He is the perfect mix. He is one of the best at his own position and is big enough to play as a power forward. “A.I.” is a great ball handler, no doubt about it. His recent lack of scoring is a bit of a concern, but Harrison Barnes is no competition for Iguodala.

PF: David Lee

Not much more than “All-Star” needs to be said for David Lee. I know that the hip injury is a big concern, but doesn’t qualify as a good excuse to not be performing up to par. I’m quite confident that the Warriors will rehab him back in to full health.

David Lee, up until he got hurt, averaged 18.5 points per game, 11.2 rebounds, and 3.5 assists. He shot 51-percent from the field.

C: Andrew Bogut

Andrew Bogut is one of the few legit big men in the league. After one year removed from knee surgery, he should be ready to go 110 percent. I expect him to average around 14 points per game. About eight more points than this past season.

If you know anything about the game basketball then you know how loaded this team is. All should expect to win a boatload of games.