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Warriors, best team in the West?



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.....

1-Parker

2-Paul

3-Steph

4-Rose

5-Westbrook

6-Conley

7-DWill.....top 5 overrated

8-Rondo

9-Lillard

10-Holiday

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)

1-Kobe

2-Harden

3-George

4-Wade

5-Klay (would you seriously want anyone lower in this list on the dubs over Klay??)

6-Manu

7-Tony Allen

8-Jimmy Butler

9-Joe Johnson..... top 5 overrated

10-Monta

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

1-LeBron

2-KD

3-Melo.......top 5 overrated

4- Iggy

5-Kawhi

6-Batum

7-Pierce

8-Deng

9-Gallo

10-Gay

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

1-Duncan

2-Dirk

3-Love

4-Aldridge

5-Lee

6-Horford

7-West

8-Pau

9-Z-Bo

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

1-M. Gasol

2-Hibbert

3-Noah

4-Bogut

5-Bosh

6-Dwight.....top 5 overrated

7-Cousins

8-Davis (brow)

9-Al Jeff

10-Drummond/Valanciunas/Vucevic/Sanders

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

Offense

PG-Curry

SG-Klay

SF-Iggy

PF-Barnes

C-Lee

Defense

PG-Bazemore/Douglas

SG-Klay

SF-Iggy

PF-Draymond/O'Neal

C-Bogut/O'Neal

I will post more in a few days about how well the dubs match up with OKC, Spurs, Clips, Grizz, and Rockets, but i'll leave you all with this to chew on and discuss.

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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