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Warriors' Playoff Roster Benches during the current dynasty

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I keep reading and hearing over and over again that the current playoff bench is so much worse than in previous seasons.

Below are the benches from the various playoffs throughout this current run (from 2014-15 season to the present).

I am curious to get opinions on what you think was the best bench and what criteria did you use to determine the best bench.

With Cousins and Jones out and KD sidelined right now it is easy to look at our current bench in tonight's (5/10) game and think it looks weak, but which of our other benches over the years would have looked good with 2 starters and a bench player out? Do you agree that this year's bench is so much worse than in the past?

Some observations I had when looking at the playoff rosters over the years:

  • I had forgotten Looney has been around for 4 years
  • I didn't remember McAdoo being on 3 of the teams
  • I miss the Brazilian Blur and Mo Buckets
What are some of your observations on this walk down memory lane?



2014-15 Season:

Starters - Barnes, Bogut, Curry, Green and Thompson

Bench:

  • Barbosa, Leandro (PG/SG)
  • Ezili, Festus (C)
  • Holiday, Justin (SG)
  • Iguodala, Andre (SF/SG)
  • Kuzmic, Ognjen (C)
  • Lee, David (PF/C)
  • Livingston, Shaun (PG)
  • McAdoo, James Michael (PF)
  • Rush, Brandon (SG)
  • Speights, Marreese (PF/C)

2015-16 Season:

Starters - Barnes, Bogut, Curry, Green and Thompson

Bench:
  • Barbosa, Leandro (PG/SG)
  • Clark, Ian (SG)
  • Ezili, Festus (C)
  • Iguodala, Andre (SF/SG)
  • Livingston, Shaun (PG)
  • Looney, Kevon (PF)
  • McAdoo, James Michael (PF)
  • Rush, Brandon (SG)
  • Speights, Marreese (PF/C)
  • Varejao, Anderson (C/PF)

2016-17 Season:

Starters - Curry, Durant, Green, Pachulia and Thompson

Bench:
  • Barnes, Matt (SF)
  • Clark, Ian (SG)
  • Iguodala, Andre (SF/SG)
  • Jones, Damian (PF)
  • Livingston, Shaun (PG)
  • Looney, Kevon (PF)
  • McAdoo, James Michael (PF)
  • McCaw, Patrick (SG)
  • McGee, JaVale (C/PF)
  • West, David (PF)

2017-18 Season:

Starters - Curry, Durant, Green, Pachulia and Thompson

Bench:
  • Bell, Jordan (PF)
  • Cook, Quinn (PG)
  • Iguodala, Andre (SF/SG)
  • Jones, Damian (PF)
  • Livingston, Shaun (PG)
  • Looney, Kevon (PF)
  • McCaw, Patrick (SG)
  • McGee, JaVale (C/PF)
  • West, David (PF)
  • Young, Nick/Swaggy P (SG)

2018-19 Season:

Starters - Cousins, Curry, Durant, Green and Thompson

Bench:
  • Bell, Jordan (PF)
  • Bogut, Andrew (C)
  • Cook, Quinn (PG)
  • Evans, Jacob (SG)
  • Iguodala, Andre (SF/SG)
  • Jerebko, Jonas (PF)
  • Jones, Damian (PF)
  • Livingston, Shaun (PG)
  • Looney, Kevon (PF)
  • McKinnie, Alfonzo (PF)

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