I remember before the season started, there was an interview of Riley saying that the difference this year was that everyone was healthy. Note: I can't find the video, but it's somewhere in GSW's youtube page.
He said players who were banged up last year are healthy this year, which was true at that moment. Monta Ellis' ankle is not injured anymore, but has probably changed his game because of that. We were basically set and ready to go when everyone was healthy.
But as the off-season went on, things changed...
Pre-season then went off, and everyone was playing well without any injuries. Then Brandon Wright get's his shoulder dislocated again during a practice. I know accidents happen, and Wright is now injury prone, but the irony of Larry Riley saying everyone is healthy this year.
That was a huge loss, because having Wright start at PF was a great idea from Nellie. Randolph still needs to grow and be more settled down like Wright is. It's just very unfortunate that Wright had to be injured and have to go through surgery even.
Already short a key Power Foward in Wright, Warriors' Azabuike had to start off the season with a minor injury. Then Turiaf with his early injury too.
I know injuries happen and all, but isn't it a little ironic how Larry Riley said that we were healthy and injuries started piling up.
Now Biedrins is out along wih Turiaf, already mentioned Wright out( with Mikki Moore as a replacement?)
This is almost as bad as Monta's ankle injury except he was out a whole season.
If we were more fortunate, we would've had a great front court of Randolph/Wright, Turiaf/ Biedrins. But as of now... we have only Randolph and that's just not enough of a core for our defense.
Not blaming anyone for injuries but it's all too ironic.