Additional Golden State Warriors Info
The Golden State Warriors were built to win the championship a year ago. With the best roster in the league, featuring Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry. Draymond Green, and Kevin Durant, the Warriors were set up to win. However, they suffered some serious injury problems, but still managed to win 57 games and were the top seed in the Western Conference. They advanced all the way to the NBA Finals, where they ran into the runaway Kawhi Leonard train, who carried the Raptors to the NBA championship.
The offseason for the Warriors began with Kevin Durant announcing that he was leaving for the Brooklyn Nets. The Warriors then used the 28th selection overall on shooting guard Jordan Poole from Michigan. Because of their cap issues, the Warriors were able to do nothing in free agency. The offseason for the Warriors got even worse. It was announced that Klay Thompson would miss the season due to injuries he suffered a year ago. Once the season got started the news got even worse. Stephen Curry injured his leg in the first week of the season, and it appears he will miss the season as well. The Warriors currently stand with the worst record in the league. But, there is good news on the horizon. Both Curry and Thompson will be back next season, and a top-five pick in the NBA draft will allow them to add a marquee player, either via the draft or trade. So don’t expect the Warriors to be down for long.
The Warriors will be back next season, but they currently stand as a testament of how injuries can send you from first to worst in a heartbeat.
Believe it or not, the Golden State Warriors are actually one of the oldest franchises in the history of professional basketball in America, and the Warriors existence actually pre-dates the NBA. The Warriors were originally founded in 1946 as the Philadelphia Warriors. After 16 seasons in Philadelphia, the franchise moved out West and became the San Francisco Warriors in 1962. Fun fact, David Latin, the star player on the Texas Western Miners, portrayed by Schin A.S. Kerr in movie Glory Road, which was about the 1996 Texas Western national championship team, was a first round draft choice of the Warriors while they flew under the name of San Francisco.
In 1971, the franchise changed their name to the Golden State Warriors, which remains to this day. Throughout their history the Warriors have won their division three times- 1975, 1976, and 2015. The Warriors have also won their conference six times, 1947, 1948, 1956, 1964, 1967, and 1975. The Warriors have also won three championships, 1947, 1956, and 1975. So as you can see, much of their success came while the franchise was in Philadelphia. The Golden State Warriors are also known for pulling the biggest upset in NBA history when they defeated the Dallas Mavericks in six games in round one of the 2007 NBA playoffs.
The 2014-2015 season was by far one of the best in Warriors franchise history. Golden State finished the regular season 67-15, good for the best record overall in the NBA. This meant the Warriors would enter the 2015 playoffs as the number one overall seed with home court advantage. For Golden State, this was really important, as part of that 67-15 regular season record was a mind-boggling 39-2 record at home. This isn't a complete surprise, as the Oracle Arena is considered the hardest place in the NBA to go win a road game at this point and time.
In round one of the playoffs the Warriors flat steamrolled the New Orleans Pelicans in a sweep, 4-0, and it really wasn't even close start to finish. Golden State moved on to round two, where they met the 5th seeded Memphis Grizzlies. Of the four series the Warriors would play in this postseason, this one proved to be the most difficult. Memphis battled and battled the whole series, taking the Warriors to six games before the Warriors prevailed 4 games to 2, and in the process forced Golden State to grind a lot in this series as well.
The Western Conference Finals proved to be a much easier task for Golden State, as they disposed of the Houston Rockets in five games. In the NBA Finals, they faced a Cleveland Cavaliers team that was already missing Kevin Love, and in game one, they lost Kyrie Irving as well. This left Cleveland extremely short handed and Golden State prevailed in six games to win the NBA championship.
The Golden State Warriors are coming off a marvelous 2015-2016 season. They finished the regular season with a record of 73-9, the best record in NBA history. In round one they faced off against the eighth seed, the Houston Rockets and won in five games. In round two they faced the fifth seed, the Portland Trailblazers, and the Warriors won that series in five games as well. In the Western Conference Finals, they faced off against the three seed, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and that series went the full seven games before the Warriors won game seven 96-88.
In the NBA draft, the Warriors held the 30th selection, and used it to take Damien Jones, the power forward from Vanderbilt. Their biggest off season move was the signing forward Kevin Durant, which was both highly publicized, and scrutinized. Many people cited this as an example of how the NBA players have way too much power, and it has ruined the league.
So far this season, the Warriors currently stand with a record of 52-11, good for the top seed in the West at the moment, but that could change due to the Kevin Durant injury.
The Golden State Warriors, already a loaded team, made headlines, and irked many in the process, when they signed forward Kevin Durant prior to the start of last season. Many believe this right here is the very problem with the NBA, which has turned off quite a few fans because of it. Rgardless of what some people believe, the moved worked, and the Warriors ran over everybody on their way to an NBA championship.
After finishing the regular season with a record of 67-15, the Warriors didn’t lose a game in the playoffs until the NBA finals, capping off a predictable season with an NBA championship, beating the Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers in five games. In the offseason, the Warriors focused on re-signing their own players, Stephen Curry, forward Andre Iguodola, guard Shaun Livingston, center ZaZa Pachulia, and forward David West. We will see if the Warriors can repeat this season.
The Golden State Warriors finished the regular season with a record of 67-15, good for the best record in the NBA and home court advantage throughout the NBA playoffs. The Warriors have a pair that is known as the “Splash Brothers”, Stephen Currry and Klay Thompson. Curry and Thompson are two of the best, if not the best shooters in the NBA, and have led the Warriors to this point. Golden State will be favored in every series they play, and an NBA title could be at hand. Looking for Warriors Tickets? Our inventory is always changing, so check back for tickets to every game.
2018-19 Golden State Warriors Update
In a league dominated by “Superteams,” the Golden State Warriors have taken that term to a whole new level. Two years ago, a team that already had Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and Stephen Curry added Kevin Durant. This move rubbed a lot of people the wrong way, and many were angry with Durant for taking the easy way out. Well, through two seasons in the Bay Area, Kevin Durant has added two NBA championships to his resume.
The Warriors did have some issues during the regular season a year ago and ended up with the second seed in the Western Conference. After easily disposing of their first two opponents, the Spurs and Pelicans, the Warriors met the top seed Houston Rockets in a showdown for the ages in the Western Conference Finals. The series went seven games, but it was all over the place, close wins, a couple of blowouts by both teams, and a nine-point win in game seven by Golden State to advance. The Warriors then closed the deal by sweeping Cleveland out of the NBA Finals.
Due to their cap being maxed out, the Warriors lone off season move was their first-round draft choice, which they spent on Cinncinati guard/forward Jacob Evans. So far this season, the Warriors are off to the start they were expected to have. They have won seven in a row, and sit atop of the Western Conference at 32-14. At the end of this season, they have a dilemma coming. They can’t keep Durant, Thompson, Curry, and Green. Somebody has to go. But who?