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Fantasy Basketball Team Preview: 2012-13 Golden State Warriors

by on Oct.11, 2012, under Team analysis

Stephen Curry

Mr. Curry’s ability to regain his status as a fantasy basketball stud rests on that bothersome ankle of his.

Depth chart:

PG: Stephen Curry Jarrett Jack Charles Jenkins
SG: Klay Thompson Kent Bazemore
SF: Brandon Rush Harrison Barnes Richard Jefferson Draymond Green
PF: David Lee Carl Landry
C: Andrew Bogut Festus Ezeli Jeremy Tyler Andris Biedrins

Relevant fantasy players and their projected draft round (PDR) and per-game stats:

Name: Position: PDR: FG%: FT%: 3PTM: Pts: Reb: Ast: Stl: Blk: TO:
Stephen Curry PG 2 48% 90% 2.0 19.0 3.5 6.0 1.5 0.3 2.8
Klay Thompson SG/SF 5 45% 85% 2.0 17.7 3.0 3.0 1.0 0.5 2.5
David Lee C/PF 6 50% 78% - 16.0 8.5 3.0 1.0 0.3 2.5
Andrew Bogut C 8 50% 60% - 12.3 8.0 2.3 0.7 2.0 2.0
Brandon Rush SG/SF 10 45% 75% 1.3 10.0 3.0 1.3 0.7 0.7 1.0
Harrison Barnes SF 11+ 45% 75% 0.5 7.3 2.0 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.8

Most likely to surprise:
Thompson

Sleeper:
Barnes

Most likely to disappoint:
Lee

Category specialists:
Threes: Curry, Thompson
Steals: Curry
Blocks: Bogut

Storylines:
- health, health, health for Curry and Bogut
- who wins the battle between Rush and Barnes for the starting SF job

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2011-12:
- Pts: T-11th
- FGM: T-6th
- FGA: T-9th
- FG%: 7th
- FT%: 11th
- 3PTM: 3rd
- Reb: 28th
- Ast: 9th
- TO: 4th
- Stl: T-11th
- Blk: T-5th
- Pace: 10th
- Offensive Efficiency: 11th
- Defensive Efficiency: T-26th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2012-13: B

Bonus:
The Warriors (sans players) take on “Gangnam Style”:

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