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Team analysis: Golden State Warriors

by on Oct.01, 2010, under Team analysis

Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis

Curry and Ellis will be studs again, but there's a hint of uncertainty in the air with the departure of Mad Nellie. (Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty)

Depth chart:
PG: Stephen Curry, Jeremy Lin
SG: Monta Ellis, Charlie Bell
SF: Dorell Wright, Reggie Williams, Rodney Carney
PF: David Lee, Vladimir Radmanovic, Brandan Wright, Ekpe Udoh
C: Andris Biedrins, Louis AmundsonDan Gadzuric

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:
Stephen Curry – PG (Rd. 1-2): 20.5 Pts, 2 threes, 4 Reb, 6.5 Ast, 2 Stl
David Lee – F/C (Rd. 1-2): 19 Pts, 11 Reb, 2.5 Ast, 1 Stl
Monta Ellis – G (Rd. 3): 23 Pts, 1 three, 3.5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1.5 Stl
Andris Biedrins – C (Rd. 9-10): 9 Pts, 9 Reb, 1.5 Blk
Dorell Wright – G/F (Rd. 10-12): 11 Pts, 1.5 threes, 3 Reb, 1 Stl
Reggie Williams – G/F (Rd. 10-12): 10 Pts, 1 three, 3.5 Reb, 2 Ast

Sleepers:
Wright, Williams

Most likely to surprise:
Biedrins

Most likely to disappoint:
Curry

Category specialists:

  • Steals: Ellis
  • Blocks: Biedrins

Things to watch:

  • how coach Keith Smart’s emphasis on defense will affect the offensive output in Oakland
  • if Wright or Williams can eventually win the battle for minutes at SF
  • how bench minutes will be distributed for the glut of frontcourt bench players

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2009-10:

  • Pts: 2nd
  • FGM: 2nd
  • FGA: 1st
  • FG%: 8th
  • FT%: 5th
  • 3PTM: 7th
  • Reb: 30th
  • Ast: T5th
  • TO: 19th
  • Stl: 1st
  • Blk: 25th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2010-11: B+

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