By Joshua Musaba
The Golden State Warriors entered this season with great optimism and the whole league is starting to see why. The Californian based team has an 18-2 record with the League’s No. 1 defense, No. 2 offence and top point differential by a land slide. Stephen Curry is on the verge of smashing his own single-season 3-point record and sits as the current MVP favorite. Draymond Green is in the DOPY mix.
Andrew Wiggins, who is currently second behind Green in ownership over the Warrior’s defensive dominance has had a superb performance this season particularly of late: 22 points per game on 55% shooting average, including 41.5 percent from 3, over his last 10.
Jordan Poole is a part-time flame thrower and a full-time. Gary Payton the 2nd is must see TV! Nemanja Bjelica one of the more impactful marginal signings in the league, spacing the Bay’s flowing-water attack; Payton’s growing number of cuts for dunks happen exclusively with Bjelica on the floor. Otto Porter Jr is shooting 43% from the deep. Kevon Looney is quietly integral.
With shooters and versatile defenders everywhere, all the Golden State pieces fit. The ball is moving and depth is again a stegnth. The pace at which the Bay is moving at is relentless.
The easy-schedule qualifier was somewhat squashed with blowout wins over the bulls, nets and surprisingly stout Clippers on Sunday, with Klay Thompson nearing his return, it’s starting to feel like the good-old days are returning in the Bay.