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What about a bench?

If nothing else were to change between now and next season it would not take much to figure out who might be in the Warrior starting lineup if everyone is healthy. Of course things can change but not knowing the Warriors draft order, it is difficult to speculate. For this exercise let's just suppose we look at what we have. Then let's contemplate who we might want to/can bring back out of the faces we know.

Under contract next season are Bogut, Lee, DWright, Thompson, Curry, Jefferson and Biedrins. Based on playing time and past practice (but not without debate that could be a separate post of its own) the first five stand an excellent chance of being next season's starting five. Next is one who may (or may not) be an important reserve. Finally one most wished his contract would go go away if there was a way. Let's not debate that either.

It looks like the Warriors may have a draft pick(s) that could affect these discussions but even that could change depending on several variables. Those outcomes could even affect who is the starting lineup but again the point here is to discuss which players not currently under contract you would like to see return, if any. After several positive contributions a much improved Warrior bench provided this season it would seem possible to find one or a few players fans would like to see contributing next season.

I'll start with Brandon Rush not just because he is probably on many fans shortlist but because of his contract. He will mostly likely be a restricted free agent meaning the Warriors can match another teams contract offer. With DWright and Jefferson already under contract the issues becomes whether the Warrior wishes to pay for another wing players especially with a cheaper McGuire and possibly drafting (if high enough) another wing in hopes of upgrading the position at the starting level. Let's free ourselves of those what if's and discuss the status quo; who we would want back and why (or why not). That alone should provide plenty of lively discussion.

The rest of the current roster not under contract for next season is: Robinson, McGuire, Tyler, Jenkins, CWright, Gladness, Benson. Can't do all combinations in a poll so you are limited to one keep/dump. You can expand your thoughts in the comments. Interested to see everyone's thoughts.

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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