I just want to save everyone a lot of time. The Warriors are bad. It doesn't matter how much potential they have. None of the players are going to get so much better that it really makes a difference. It doesn't matter what trades they make. They are most likely not going to be able to trade for a player who will make a difference, unless they trade Curry, Randolf, or Ellis, and even then (I think we might be overrating the potential of our team's players) I don't think we could get Bosh, or one of the few players who could make a big difference.
They're going to be bad this year, the only way they could possibly get better is if they trade for an injury prone player (tmac) or an troubled player (like baron was years ago) who hasn't been doing will recently but miraculously starts doing better when he gets to the Warriors. I don't think this would be a good move to make even if it worked out well, and the chances of it working out well aren't good.
So I'm just gonna say it right now. Don't be surprised if Nellie doesn't play Randolf, even if the Warriors are obviously a bad team that might as well play its young player to give them experience. Its obvious that Nellie doesn't care about that. And try not to get mad when the Warriors lose all but 26 of their games, (and the games they win will almost all be to teams like the Grizz, so don't read to much into a good game against a horrible team. They Dubs get creamed by the Clippers at home after all)
Like I said earlier, I'm just trying to save people some time. I'm also just trying to save everyone from the emotional pain that having high expectations for this team can incur. If you have any expectations (even getting a high pick in the draft lottery) you will be dissappointed.
The Warriors will suck. Curry and (hopefully) Randolf will get playing time and get better. But the Warriors aren't going to make the playoffs. They will be frustrating to watch. They will not do bad enough to get a high pick. They won't get any luck in the draft lottery and end up with the 9th pick, and then they will do it all again next year!!!!!