Golden State Warriors: Player Comparisons to the San Francisco Giants

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Harrison Barnes Brandon Crawford

September 29, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) poses for a photo during media day at the Warriors Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Barnes and Crawford show immense potential, whether it be through Barnes’ flashy dunks or Crawford’s defensive prowess. Both players are young and have shown promise, but they’ve both struggled at times and are still improving. They might not be the most important person on their team, but they know their role and are constantly working to get better.

Both Barnes and Crawford are hard-working and athletic, and they have both shown flashes of brilliance. It’s just a matter of gaining some consistency for these players. Barnes is starting to show consistency this season, as he’s truly adopted his role and has adapted. Crawford is still improving offensively, but he’s also a three-time World Champion and has stepped up in clutch moments.

Oct 2, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford watches from behind the batting cage during baseball workouts at Nationals Park. The Washington Nationals will play the San Francisco Giants Friday in Game 1 of the National League Division Series. Mandatory Credit: H.Darr Beiser-USA TODAY Sports

Off the court and off the field, they have similar demeanors. They have veteran demeanors, as they’re both calm, collected, poised, and thoughtful. They both seem pretty serious, but both are great people and also represent the type of young talent that any franchise would want on their team.

These are two players who fans want to succeed. Even if these players haven’t fully lived up to their potential (yet), they’re doing everything they can to improve and do whatever they can to help their teams win. This is an admirable quality, and it makes them good teammates.