Golden State Warriors: Five Key Moves that Helped Build a Powerhouse

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Feb 22, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Golden State Warriors bench watch the game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats Golden State 104-98. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors were an inferior team in the Western Conference for most of the 2000’s. They eked into the playoffs of the 2006-07 season as the conference’s eighth seed. After another short playoff drought, the Warriors have become a powerhouse. And this season, a legitimate title contender.

One may ask how does a team go from one a laughingstock to a team who has dominated the 2014-2015 season and looks destined for a long playoff run? There are five key moves the Warriors’ brass has made that has turned this Warriors team from a mainstay in the lottery, to a team that currently leads the Western Conference and looks like the dominant force in the NBA.

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