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GSW: Golden State Warriors: Who Is Most Important Player After Curry?

October 5, 2015; San Jose, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala (9) high-fives guard Stephen Curry (30, center) as interim head coach Luke Walton looks on during the fourth quarter in a preseason game against the Toronto Raptors at SAP Center. The Warriors defeated the Raptors 95-87. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

October 5, 2015; San Jose, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala (9) high-fives guard Stephen Curry (30, center) as interim head coach Luke Walton looks on during the fourth quarter in a preseason game against the Toronto Raptors at SAP Center. The Warriors defeated the Raptors 95-87. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

So far this season, all the talk surrounding the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors has been about reigning MVP Stephen Curry. He was named the Western Conference Player of the Week for the first week of the season, after putting up averages of 39.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 7.3 assists in 33 minutes per game in the first three games of the season.

Curry has already made a statement for why he could win MVP again this season, and given the fact that he’s the best player on the team and arguably the best player in the league, he will always be the Warriors’ go-to scorer and their leader.

In terms of the offense, Klay Thompson is most likely the Warriors’ secondary scorer behind Curry, but is Thompson truly the Warriors’ x-factor? The Warriors are a team that can win games even when one or two key players are struggling, and the x-factor could even change night to night, depending on matchups and which player is on a hot streak at the time.

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GSW: Golden State Warriors Won’t Get Complacent in Title Defense

Oct 27, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; The Golden State Warriors celebrate receiving their 2014-2015 NBA Championship rings before the game against the New Orleans Pelicans at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 27, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; The Golden State Warriors celebrate receiving their 2014-2015 NBA Championship rings before the game against the New Orleans Pelicans at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

17.9 percent of the NBA’s general managers believe the Golden State Warriors will win the NBA title this season. NBA.com’s annual general managers’ survey has been around for 13 years now, and 17.9 percent is the lowest percentage a defending champion has received since the creation of this survey.

The term “lucky” has been thrown around a lot when discussing the Warriors’ magical run last season to their first title since 1975. Some fans and writers believe that the Warriors only won the title last season, because they were lucky enough to stay healthy and they were lucky enough to not face the San Antonio Spurs or, as suggested by Doc Rivers, the Los Angeles Clippers in the playoffs. Nice try, Doc.

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GSW: Golden State Warriors: 3 Players in a Position to Improve in 2015-16

Jun 19, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors hold the trophy during the Golden State Warriors 2015 championship celebration at the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 19, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors hold the trophy during the Golden State Warriors 2015 championship celebration at the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors enter the 2015-16 season as NBA champions, and with the beginning of the 2015-16 season right around the corner, they are about to begin their quest to defend their title.

They are still equipped with the deepest roster in the NBA. They didn’t make many dazzling changes in the offseason (they didn’t need to), and their rotation will most likely be relatively the same this upcoming season with a few minor changes.

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GSW: Dubs by the Digits: Festus Ezeli

Mar 13, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli (31) dunks the ball during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 114-103. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Mar 13, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli (31) dunks the ball during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 114-103. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Recently, we re-started a series of articles called “Dubs by the Digits.” These articles give fans a quick statistical breakdown on members of the Golden State Warriors. This week, we will feature Festus Ezeli.

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GSW: Dubs by the Digits: Jason Thompson

Mar 16, 2015; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings forward Jason Thompson (34) smiles after scoring a basket against the Atlanta Hawks at Sleep Train Arena. The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Sacramento Kings 110-103. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Mar 16, 2015; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings forward Jason Thompson (34) smiles after scoring a basket against the Atlanta Hawks at Sleep Train Arena. The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Sacramento Kings 110-103. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Last year, we started a series of articles called “Dubs by the Digits.” These articles gave fans a quick statistical breakdown on members of the Golden State Warriors. This offseason, we’ll start up this series again by looking at one of the newest members of the Warriors, Jason Thompson.

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GSW: David Lee: Farewell to a Fan Favorite

Jun 19, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward David Lee waves to the crowd during the Golden State Warriors 2015 championship celebration in downtown Oakland. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 19, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward David Lee waves to the crowd during the Golden State Warriors 2015 championship celebration in downtown Oakland. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

David Lee is now a member of the Boston Celtics after recently being traded by the Golden State Warriors, but he was a trailblazer.

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