I believe that the Warriors have the best team in the West this upcoming season and should represent the West in the NBA finals. I'm not one of those advanced stat guy that is going to blow you away with some crazy statistical analysis but one of those guys who has followed the NBA his entire life and feels like he has several valid reasons why the Warriors are in fact the team to beat in the West this year.
So I'd like to start by saying if indeed the Warriors send HB to the bench, we have a top ten player at all starting 5 positions as well as a top 10 sixth man and arguably a top 5 player at every position.
Lets take a look.......
Top 10 PG's (this is my assessment but could be shuffled around based on your preference.....
7-DWill.....top 5 overrated
Obviously most will disagree with my Parker at 1, but he owns CP3 (2012 playoffs) and has 3 rings plus a finals MVP its hard to argue against the dude. Regardless, I think most here will agree that Steph is at least top ten if not top 5 PGs in the league
Top 10 SGs (Again, my preference but ranks could be changed depending on your own)
5-Klay (would you seriously want anyone lower in this list on the dubs over Klay??)
9-Joe Johnson..... top 5 overrated
Again, Whether or not you agree with Klay being top 5 I'm pretty confident he is a top 10 SG next year, some bubble guys like Eric Gordon, I just could not include because he couldn't stay on the court the last 2 years. Brad Beal/Waiters are still raw.
Top 10 SF's
3-Melo.......top 5 overrated
Obviously Iggy is top 10, but I also think he is top 5, and would much rather have him on our team than anyone of this list not named LeBron or Durant.
Top 10 PFs
10-Smith/Faried/Griffin... Griffin, top 5 overrated
Maybe I give Lee a bit of homerism here as I could be talked into any of my 6-9 guys ranking higher but I still think Lee is in the top 10 at least when it comes to PFs
Top 10 C's
6-Dwight.....top 5 overrated
If Bogut is healthy, he is easily a top 5 player. Hard to argue he isn't top 10 as well.
So...... That was long, the real point I was trying to make is that we have top 10 talent at least at every position. I won't even bother with the 6th man, because I think we all can agree Barnes will be up there. I wanted to bring another interesting perspective to the table..... If the dubs are in any close games, and It's one of those sub Defense for Offense times of the game, we have an elite offensive squad we can run out as well as an elite defensive squad