By: David Kay
’09-’10 Season in Review:
The Warriors were, well for a lack of a better phrase, the typical Warriors. They scored a bunch of points but allowed even more resulting in another horrid losing season. Injuries once again took a toll on this team as they used an astonishing 49 different starting line-ups, two more than the year before. Monta Ellis, Kelenna Azubuike, Andris Biedrins, Anthony Randolph, Brandan Wright, and Ronny Turiaf all missed significant time due to injury forcing players like Reggie Williams, Anthony Tolliver, and Chris Hunter into significant roles. Golden State also dealt away the unhappy yet talented Stephen Jackson who went on to flourish in Charlotte.
One of the bright spots was the play of rookie Stephen Curry who silenced all his doubters on whether or not his game would translate to the NBA level. Curry was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month three times and finished second to Tyreke Evans in the Rookie of the Year voting. He shot almost 44% from three-point range and formed a dynamic backcourt duo with Ellis who was originally skeptical of playing alongside the former Davidson Wildcat.
There is little wiggle room this off-season as the Warriors do not have a lot of cap space nor very tradable contracts. If they play their cards right, G-State has a chance to be a player in free agency next summer.
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