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Tempering expectations....




I know we are all excited about this year's team, and I believe in most of the kool-aid we're all drinking in regards to the expectations of the dubs. I am not however drinking the Harrison Barnes kool-aid. Before I go any further, I'd just like to say that I do love Barnes on our team, and think he has the chance to be something special long term. With that said I don't see the stars aligning this year for him. I'm fully convinced that most of us here are expecting a big-year/6th man of the year possibly, but I just don't see it. Obviously this is just my opinion, and I'm not going to go research any stats to support my claim, but I just want to caution us Warriors fans to not get too hyped on Barnes. I think we will see alot of the same out of Barnes this year, where he has these games and makes plays that are jaw-dropping, and then those games where he completely disappears. He will make strides defensively, but his offensive efficiency will drop with more responsibility. The dubs best line-up is Curry Klay Igoudala Lee Bogut, and if last year is any indication Mark Jackson will ride his guys, especially at the end of games. I actually see Barnes playing more like 25 mins per game because of this. Sorry to be a buzzkill, I just don't want us all to be heart-broken when we see that Barnes still has a ways to go. That injury isn't helping either. I seriously hope I am wrong about everything I just said and everybody gets to call me out when Barnes balls out this year.

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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