Golden State Warriors: Three Improvements for the 2020 Season

There’s no question the Golden State Warriors had a bad 2019-20 regular season, but they can still put themselves in a good spot before next year’s playoffs.

During this delay in the sports calendar, we can at least have some optimism for our favorite teams and the W’s certainly have a few reasons to be pumped for next season.

Here are a few areas where the Golden State Warriors need to improve before next season begins.

Get Healthy

Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green missed time due to injuries this season, but if they all return fully healthy then expect the Warriors to battle for a playoff spot.

Curry missed time because of a broken hand and Thompson didn’t play at all this past season due to an ACL tear he suffered in Game 6 of last year’s NBA Finals.

Together, Curry and Thompson form the best 1-2 punch in the game today and can outshoot anybody.

It’s been truly amazing to watch these guys compete at a high level during their careers and win three titles.

Thompson has a career 41.9% shooter from beyond the arc and Curry has shot 43.5% from that area.

The Golden State Warriors need a spark and the Splash Brothers will give them that if they are both healthy next season.

Bench Boost

The W’s lost Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston last offseason, so it’s safe to say their bench needs a new veteran voice who can add some production.

Nicolas Batum, Jeff Teague, and Derrick Favors could be nice additions to the Golden State Warriors. The trio will be free agents this offseason.

This past season, Eric Paschall really stood out and averaged 14 points to go along with 4.6 rebounds per contest.

Paschall should be a bench option next season, especially since he stepped up with so many doubts surrounding the team this season.

Marquese Chriss led the Warriors in boards with 6.2 per game this year and he also played in 59 games.

Andrew Wiggins is another player on the W’s roster who should be given an opportunity to be a rotation/bench option next year.

Wiggins was acquired from Minnesota. In the deal, Golden State sent D’Angelo Russell to the T-wolves.

The 25-year old scored 19 PPG with the Warriors and also had 1.4 blocks for them as well.

Wiggins could spell Curry or Thompson if necessary or he could be their starting small forward.

After all, if Wiggins is still under contract for three more seasons it makes sense to believe Golden State will avoid trading him, but in today’s NBA you never know.

With a healthy Curry, Thompson, and Green starting, it’s nice to know that Wiggins, Chriss, and Paschall could be nice bench players if necessary.

However, I would imagine the W’s will look at bringing in another veteran or two to give their team a boost.

Eliminate Distraction

Even though the Golden State Warriors are not my favorite NBA team, I still enjoy watching them play.

With that being said, they need to stay out of the news for the wrong reasons.

They don’t often have negative storylines surrounding their team and honestly, they could still win games with a few distractions.

However, it’s important for Draymond Green to avoid disrespecting Steve Kerr and monitor his ejections.

Of course, we can’t forget how he kicked Steven Adams in the groin area a few years back and had a beef with Charles Barkley recently.

I’m not saying he will be a distraction going forward. Who knows maybe he’s learning from these mistakes and we don’t know it, but he definitely needs to talk less and help the W’s dominate the opposition going forward.

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