The Golden State Warriors drafted a Tar Heel, but what grade did they receive for their whole off-season?
Additions and Subtractions: Drafted Harrison Barnes, Festus Ezeli, Draymond Green, Ognjen Kuzmic; re-signed Brandon Rush; signed Carl Landry, Jarrett Jack; lost Nate Robinson, Dorrell Wright, Kwame Brown.
The biggest news for Golden State is the way they drafted this season, and by that I am inferring to Harrison Barnes they used their 7th pick on.
Barnes has an incredible work ethic as well as being highly athletic and was a great pick for the Warriors. Barnes also has great strength, has a sweet jumper, and will eventually start for the franchise.
Jarrett Jack is now a Golden State Warrior, and will bring a solid backup point guard to Stephen Curry, and more importantly, will offer the team some assurances if Curry sprains his ankle for the 123rd time as they have someone who can fill the pg spot with ease. Also, Jack will give the team a much needed veteran guy among the bevy of young players.
The Warriors also snagged Carl Landry as he will provide backup depth from the bench. He can rebound and may even be underrated because of his size.
The most important issue for this team, especially if they — by some miraculous reason — wants to sneak in to make a run at the 8th seed, health is the most important issue. Between Andrew Bogut and Curry, health is vital to this team, especially if Curry isn’t able to play. Despite, Jack being a suitable backup, he isn’t Curry. Curry is motor to this engine, and without that engine, they just can’t compete in the west.
If they can stay healthy, things may became a bit more interesting out in the Western Conference for the fight for the eighth seed.
Final Grade: B-