How dangerous can the Golden State Warriors be in the playoffs?

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The Golden State Warriors were considered as championship contenders prior to the start of the 2013-2014 season. However, soon after the start of the season they didn’t seem to be as dangerous as initially projected. After a not so great first half of the season the Dubs managed to bounce back in the second half of the season and they are now considered as one of the most significant underdogs in this year’s playoffs. But can they really threaten the best teams in the West? [Read more…]

Are The Golden State Warriors A Favorite To Win The Title In The West?

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The Golden State Warriors started the 2013-2014 season rather slow. After going 14-13 until mid-December, the Dubs have won their last eight game and they have set route for even greater things to come. The truth is that prior to the start of the season, the Warriors were considered as one of the most powerful teams in the West. However, their beginning wasn’t as good as all the fans of the team expected. [Read more…]

Getting healthy an off-season must for Golden State Warriors

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On paper, the Golden State Warriors don’t appear to be that far off from competing for a spot in the Western Conference Playoffs.  Adding a couple pieces this off-season and getting Stephen Curry, Andrew Bogut, and David Lee 100% healthy will certainly be crucial if Mark Jackson‘s team is going to take that next step.

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Ranking the NBA Free Agent Power Forwards

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Here are the top 3 NBA free agent power forwards, to view the rest of the list click here 

http://www.walterfootball.com/nbafreeagents2009.php

Carlos Boozer, Jazz (PO) (16.2 ppg, 10.4 rpg) Age: 27.
All indications are that Boozer will likely opt out of the final year of his deal with the Jazz that would pay him $12.6 million for next season. With Paul Milsap a restricted free agent and likely draw some serious interest from other teams, Utah is stuck with a major decision; try to re-sign Boozer for about $15 million a year or bring back Milsap at half the price. The likely choice will be for the Jazz to part ways with Boozer and bring back Milsap. That leaves one likely destination for Booze…

Prediction: signs 5 year, $75 million with Pistons.

 

David Lee, Knicks (RFA) (16 ppg, 11.7 rpg) Age: 26.
Lee has emerged into one of the most underrated players in the NBA. He plays hard every night, does all the dirty work down low, and has a knack for cleaning up the glass. Several teams will likely inquire about his services, and the Knicks may be willing to let him go to keep with their plan of having plenty of cap space for the 2010 offseason so they can make a serious run at LeBron, D-Wade, or Chris Bosh. However, New York would be idiotic to let him go and not get anything in return, so expect a sign and trade to be worked out that might net the Knicks some expiring contracts, young players, and/or draft picks.

Prediction: signs 6 year, $58 million with Knicks as part of sign-and-trade 
 

Paul Millsap, Jazz (RFA) (13.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg) Age: 24.
What happens with Millsap directly coincides with Boozer’s decision to opt out or not. Jazz ownership has already stated that they will match any offer another team makes to Millsap, who was very effective in filling in for Boozer after he suffered his season-ending injury. Again, Millsap will be the cheaper option for Utah and likely won’t be pried out of the Salt Lake City.

Prediction: re-signs 5 year, $38 million with Jazz

Here are the top 3 NBA free agent power forwards, to view the rest of the list click here 

http://www.walterfootball.com/nbafreeagents2009.php