Golden State Warriors Mailbag: Rest, Rotation, Speights

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Apr 23, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates a win in overtime with teammates guard Shaun Livingston (34) and forward Harrison Barnes (40) as New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) walks off the court at the end of game three of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at the Smoothie King Center. The Warriors defeated the Pelicans 123-119 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors pulled off an impressive sweep of the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round of the NBA Playoffs this past weekend, and they will have about a week off until they begin their second round matchup. We don’t know yet who the Warriors will be facing in the Western Conference Semifinals, but it will either be the Memphis Grizzlies or the Portland Trail Blazers (Grizzlies currently lead the series 3-1).

In this week’s Warriors Mailbag post, we will discuss the pros and cons of the Warriors having a week off before their second round matchup, the Warriors’ playoff rotation so far, and if Marreese Speights will see a decrease in his playing time in the second round.

This is the 15th edition of the Warriors Mailbag. In these weekly posts, I answer three Warriors-related questions that are sent to me by fans over Twitter.

In last week’s Warriors Mailbag article, I answered questions about Draymond Green‘s contract situation, how the Warriors would fare in a possible second round matchup with the Grizzlies, and which bench player has been the most impressive so far in the playoffs.

Thank you to the fans that submitted questions this week. Let’s get started.

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