2. Determine which role players deserve a long-term look
There is no better time than the postseason to figure out which players can play their best when it counts the most. The Golden State front office knows this better than most, and it’s why this franchise has had so much success.
Now the Warriors need to learn what the current new crop of talent can do. That means another goal is to not only get into the first round, but to see which role players deserve a long-term job in town.
Kent Bazemore, Kelly Oubre Jr. (currently out with a wrist injury) and even Andrew Wiggins stand out as those who can truly earn their spot with the franchise this postseason. Wiggins is under contract for two more years, but that doesn’t mean he will play out his deal in Golden State.
Someone like Juan Toscano-Anderson, who got a new deal recently, also wants to prove he can play alongside Curry and Klay Thompson for years to come.
Everyone in the NBA starts at the same level, ready to prove themselves in the postseason. That is where legends are made, and the Warriors want to see if there are any future Currys or Thompsons on this roster right now.