NBA Champions: Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors won their first championship since 1975 on Tuesday night defeating the Cleveland Lebrons.

Andre Iguodala won Playoffs MVP. He did not start a single game in the regular season.

How?

Golden State entered the postseason as the most complete team earning them a number one seed in the west. They swept the Pelicans in round 1, then took down the Grizzlies in six games, and finally beat the Houston Rockets in 5 to capture the Western Conference championship.  The Warriors were an incredible 67-15 during the regular season, only losing twice on their home court. TWICE! I think the Sixers only won twice at home.

Why?

TEAM. The Warriors are the absolute definition of a team. 6 guys averaged double digits in the postseason. They also have this guy named Steph Curry who I’ve heard is pretty darn good. Curry averaged 28 PPG and 6 assists per.

Will We See them Again?

The Warriors are a young squad led by the baby-faced Steph Curry. Steph is 26 and just entering the prime of his career which is a huge plus for the Warriors. Stud defensive player Draymond Green is a Restricted Free Agent (RFA) this summer, but GM Bob Myers has said “Tell the Warrior fans they shouldn’t worry,” Andre Iguodala, Marreese Speights and Klay Thompson all return next season so the core is there. The Warriors will need Steph to continue his high level of play and also the supporting cast to do just that. Steph is great but he does not have the ability to single-handedly take Golden State to the Finals like Lebron did with the Cavs. I expect the Warriors to make the playoffs and wouldn’t be shocked to see them in the Western Conf. final next season.

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