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Is the Warriors' Bench Scoring Going to be a Problem?


The Warriors lost two of their best bench players when Carl Landry and Jarrett Jack left during free agency. They were able to find replacements in Toney Douglas and Marreese Speights, but I think we can all be in agreement when I say that they are going to contribute less.

Douglas is defensively-oriented, which is what the Warriors need. Speights is a jump-shooter, who doesn't look to attack the basket first. The Warriors don't need another shooter.

They have a strong core of Stephen Curry, Harrison Barnes (who I suspect is starting), Andre Iguodala, David Lee, and Andrew Bogut, but their second unit (Thompson not inlcuded) is very weak. Thompson will be scoring big numbers off the bench, but other than that the Warriors are going to struggle to put up points in the middle of the first quarter when the starters are all sitting.

The life of the offense, at that time, will be Thompson. The second unit is mainly defensive, but obviously, the Warriors need to have some offensive life in order to compete. They can't stop their opponents on every single defensive possession.

I believe that Thompson will be the Warriors' only offensive life off the bench. Occasionally, we will see Douglas and Speights put up some big numbers, but the Warriors are replying mainly on their core to do the heavy lifting. They need to find some instant offense, other than the sixth man, that they can rely on.

They're not doomed without bench scoring, but against some of the deeper teams in the NBA like the Los Angeles Clippers or the New York Knicks, the Warriors will slow down offensively.

What do you think? Will this be a theme of the 2013-14 season?

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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