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Why no playoff experience is good/Close call!

Although the Warriors are an awesome team, and a fun one to watch, like every team not named Dallas or Phoenix, they have their fair share of problems.  2 of these problems are a) they have very little playoff experience, and b) they have too many scorers (that seems a little hypocriful to the whole concept of basketball, but oh well).  
However, in my opinion, these 2 problems will cancel eachother out.

If you look at the numbers, it takes no genius to figure out that the Warriors have a lot of scorers. If you look at the stats for this year, Baron Davis is averaging 21 ppg (I'm rounding), Al Harrington 17ppg,  Stephen Jackson 14 ppg, Monta Ellis 18 ppg, Andris Biedrins 10 ppg, Mickael Pietrus 13 ppg, Matt Barnes 11 ppg, and Jason Richardson, who, if he can bounce back from his injuries as I think he will, averaged 23 ppg last year.  Now if you add those together, plus another 15 ppg from the rest of the bench (Booky, Powell, Yash-uh-kev-itch-us, and don't forget Foyle's 2.4 ppg!), we're averaging 142 ppg, which obviously isn't going to happen.

This leads to the constant cry from journalists that there are too many players, and too little scoring. In order to average a more believable 105 ppg, those players must drop a combined 37 points each night. Who's going to want to do that? This is where players point at other players, and teams fall apart  It's also, in my opinion, where a lack of playoff experience plays a positive role. All of these players want to get to the playoffs, and none of them (except Jackson as a role player), really have any experience. J-Rich, Monta, Baron, Leonardo, all of them want nothing more than to make the playoffs, and on any given night any of them are willing to hand over the spotlight for the good of the team. There are no Allen Iversons on the Warriors to say "I've been to the finals, I'll get you there, let me do all the scoring."

That is why, in my opinion, 2 so-called "problems" - That the Warriors have too many scorers, and too little experience - will cancel eachother out.

On a side note, I had quite a nightmare last night. I woke up tossing and turning, my heart beating fast, and feeling very nervous. Thankfully, I slowly realized it was a dream, and that the Warriors hadn't actually traded Mickael Pietrus and Baron Davis for Pau Gasol. whew! Close call!  So I donned my GSW shirt, got in the car, left for bball practice, with that happy feeling that my Golden State Warriors were still one big happy family. :)

This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!

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