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Ranking the All-Decade Warriors teams for the 2010’s

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It’s time to show Monta some love, dammit!

2010 NBA Season of Giving Photo by Jack Arent/NBAE via Getty Images

The 2010’s have been a transformational experience for both the Golden State Warriors and their fan base. The Dubs went from a 26-win dumpster fire in the 2010 season to allegedly ruining the entire NBA by sheer domination in the latter part of the decade.

This caused Dub Nation’s presence to elevate from local “We Believe” unity, into the massive absorber of bandwagon fans we know today. Their unblinking fervor for their leader, the anointed child of God, Stephen Curry, unsettled even the great Kevin Durant... depending on who you ask.

With all of this wild stuff happening, there’s no doubt we can agree it’s been a heckuva ride this decade. I can just start throwing names out at you and you probably have a tortured imaginary personal relationship with each of them:

Mark Jackson, uhhh Anthony Randolph, Jarrett Jack, ummm Stephen Jackson, and Richard Jefferson, and of course Monta Ellis.

So when I stumbled across the All-Decade teams (as brainsourced by NBA.com), a nervous chill went through my gold blood. “The top five players by position for the last 10 years, eh?” I quietly mused, before the truth hit me. There had better be some Warriors on this damn list.

Ok boom, there goes Steph with his back-to-back MVP’s (and the only Unanimous MVP in NBA history) and the three championships. Oh, and there goes KD, back-to-back Finals MVP’s with two titles; the guy who personally burned down Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland and made it palatable for LeBron James to relocate to L.A. because it was clear there was no basketball related success coming to Ohio ever again. Fair choice.

But then there’s no more Dubs.

For a team that has just made five straight NBA Finals, winning three of them, to not have more than two players in the top 15 players of the decade seemed rather discourteous. But then again, I’m drinking extra packets of that Warriors Kool-Aid, so perhaps I’m biased.

That’s when legendary GSoM scribe Brady Klopfer told me we should think about creating an All-Decade Warriors squad. To which, legendary KD stan Thomas Bevilacqua responded, “Isn’t that just the Hamptons 5?”.

Which is true. If it’s arguably the best lineup in NBA history, I’m pretty sure it’d be Golden State’s top lineup over the last 10 years.

But what about that second team?? Dub Nation, please do us the honor, and make your selections. Let the world know who the (second) best Warriors hoopers were in this last decade of basketball, a time that traversed the road between mind-numbing ineptitude to invincible confidence. I sprinkled in some fun facts in between each poll to remind us of who contributed during the dark ages.

(Also, some of these guys played multiple positions, so I did my best to categorize them according to where I felt they belonged).



Poll

Who should be on the PG on the Warriors All-Decade 2nd-Team?

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    Nate Robinson
    (67 votes)
  • 79%
    Shaun Livingston
    (1144 votes)
  • 14%
    Jarrett Jack
    (201 votes)
  • 0%
    C.J. Watson
    (6 votes)
  • 0%
    Ian Clark
    (13 votes)
1431 votes total Vote Now
Most regular season games as a Warrior this decade (per Basketball-Reference).

Poll

Who’s the SG for the 2nd-Team?

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  • 87%
    Monta Ellis
    (1257 votes)
  • 9%
    Leandro Barbosa
    (144 votes)
  • 1%
    Patrick McCaw
    (18 votes)
  • 0%
    Anthony Morrow
    (6 votes)
  • 1%
    Kent Bazemore
    (18 votes)
1443 votes total Vote Now
Most blocks as a Warrior this decade (per Basketball-Reference).

Poll

Which center deserves to make the 2nd team?

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    DeMarcus Cousins
    (35 votes)
  • 3%
    Andris Biedrins
    (58 votes)
  • 73%
    Andrew Bogut
    (1075 votes)
  • 1%
    Mo Speights
    (27 votes)
  • 4%
    Javale McGee
    (66 votes)
  • 0%
    Festus Ezeli
    (10 votes)
  • 1%
    Jermaine O’Neal
    (18 votes)
  • 1%
    Zaza Pachulia
    (28 votes)
  • 9%
    Kevon Looney
    (139 votes)
1456 votes total Vote Now
Most 3PM as a Warrior this decade (per Basketball-Reference).

Poll

Which PF should be on the 2nd team?

This poll is closed

  • 72%
    David Lee
    (1053 votes)
  • 0%
    Epke Udoh
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Vladimir Radmonavic
    (7 votes)
  • 26%
    David West
    (383 votes)
1444 votes total Vote Now
Most FTA this decade by Warriors (per Basketball-Reference).

Poll

Which SF should make the 2nd team?

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    Dorrell Wright
    (21 votes)
  • 91%
    Harrison Barnes
    (1300 votes)
  • 2%
    Brandon Rush
    (32 votes)
  • 0%
    Reggie Williams
    (14 votes)
  • 4%
    Corey Maggette
    (61 votes)
1428 votes total Vote Now