The Golden State Warriors are probably going to repeat as NBA champions yet again, even though their reserve unit isn’t the strongest.
It can be easy to get pretty nihilistic about the Golden State Warriors. Many have argued that the NBA seasons of the past few years have actually been pointless because of how good Golden State is, and the Warriors winning three of the last four NBA championships hasn’t done much to dissuade that line of thinking.
It’s obvious, then, that that same nihilism could extend to talk about the nitty-gritty details of the Warriors. Who cares who the backup shooting guard will be on a team this good anyway, right?!
Well, everybody should, actually. Warriors fans should have interest in who is around to step up when an injury pops up, as happened often last season. Those who are sick of the Warriors’ winning should also have some interest in seeing who will fill a hole when one of the Big Five is out, to see if other teams would be able to capitalize.
In addition to the contemporary concerns, knowing the players around the mega-stars in Golden State will be important when all of this success finally starts to dry up. Seeing how the Warriors can move on when this era of their franchise is ending is going to be fascinating. The only thing harder than building a dynasty is sustaining one, after all.
The players on the team will determine if the Golden State Warriors end up three-peating as champs, so let’s go through the roster by position and see who is starting and who will be coming off of the bench for the 2018-19 NBA season.