Golden State Warriors Roundtable: 5 Questions on the 2015-16 Season

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3. In order for the Warriors to repeat, what will be the biggest factor?

Oct 15, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11), center Andrew Bogut (12) and guard Stephen Curry (30) on the bench during the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Houston Rockets 123-101. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Viera: The biggest factor, by far, will be health. If Curry, Thompson and Green can make it through the year without missing any significant time, they’ll be in good shape for another title run. Look at the injuries in the league last year. Injuries can really derail a team’s season.

Angelo Mendoza: In order for the Warriors to repeat, the biggest factor will be exactly what it has been the past few years: health, especially that of Stephen Curry. I believe they could get away with a couple wins without Klay Thompson, Draymond Green or Andre Iguodala, should one or two of them go down with a minor injury, but it’s hard to see how the well-oiled machine continues to drive without its driver.

Wes Ying: Defense. High octane teams are still subject to nights where they just don’t have it, but energy on defense should always be there on a nightly basis.

Don Jackson: Like most seasons, the biggest factor in determining this season’s NBA champions will be health. If the Warriors can duplicate last year’s ability to stay healthy, their quest to repeat will be that much easier.

Brendan Kennealy: Health. Plain and simple, this team may be the best top-to-bottom team in NBA history, and the only thing that will keep them from reaching the 70-win plateau will be the injury bug.

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