The Warriors opened up the lockout-shortened season with a 7-12 record, tempering the immediate expectations some had for a "new brand" of Warriors basketball under Mark Jackson. Home wins against high-profile teams such as the Bulls, Knicks, and Heat showed promise, but the Warriors struggled on the road and against the Western Conference (only 2 wins!), which is who and where the Warriors will find themselves playing in the coming months.
The Bench 2
The number 7 1
While Monta Ellis is still the Warriors' leading scorer and the most entertaining part of Warriors basketball this season has been the Dubstitutes, David Lee has been the most consistent offensive performer in the starting lineup. This is certainly the case in the offense and rebounding departments, where Lee has averaged a healthy 18.6 points and 9.9 rebounds, while shooting at an impressive 52% clip. Lee's most impressive stretch thus far was his performance on the Warriors east coast road trip against the bums of the opposing conference. In three straight games against Charlotte, Detroit, and Cleveland, Lee averaged over 25 points, 10 rebounds and shot over 55%. It will be interesting to see going forward if Monta and/or Curry break out of their season long slumps, or if Lee will be forced to lead the team all year.
Atma Brother ONE- David Lee (1), The number 7 (1), The Bench (1)
olympicmike- David Lee (2), Stephen Curry (1), Nate Robinson (1), Dorell Wright (1)
Poor Man's Commish- Brandon Rush (1), Monta Ellis (1)
Nate Parham- David Lee (1), The Bench (1)
Sleepy Freud- David Lee (1)