Golden State Warriors: Are They Championship Contenders?

3. The Warriors have an even stronger bench than last season.

Mar 6, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) is called for a foul against Sacramento Kings point guard Toney Douglas (0) during the second quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Although Jack and Carl Landry didn’t re-sign, the Warriors still have one of the deepest rosters in the NBA. As previously mentioned, the addition of Iguodala allows Barnes to come off the bench. Barnes could become what Jack was to the Warriors last season. He could become that instant scoring threat and burst of energy off the bench.

Kent Bazemore and Green will contribute more, given their excellent showings in the 2013 Las Vegas Summer League. The Warriors also got more athletic with the addition of Nemanja Nedovic.

In the sign-and-trade for Iguodala, the Warriors lost Andris Biedrins, Richard Jefferson, and Brandon Rush, but they signed some quality free agents in Jermaine O’Neal, Marreese Speights, and Toney Douglas. These three players are veterans, can play defense, and are great additions to this team.

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