Golden State Warriors: 3 Areas They Need To Address During the Offseason

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May 14, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan (21) defends Golden State Warriors small forward Harrison Barnes (40) in the third quarter in game five of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the AT

Learn to draw fouls

The Warriors are a fantastic free-throw shooting team. They shot a collective 79 percent from the stripe, good for fourth best in the league. Unfortunately, they ranked 18th in free throw attempts.

Stephen Curry has the ability to score the basket from anywhere across half court, but there will be nights that the shots will not fall. There will be defenses that prevent Curry from doing what he does best. Curry, a career 90 percent free throw shooter, needs to attempts more than three free throws per game.

As his game develops, Curry will understand more and more the importance of stopping the clock and putting other teams in foul trouble. Often times, the best and easiest way to stop the bleeding, is by sinking two free throws.

I pick on Curry simply because he is the leader and star of the team. The Warriors will go as far as Curry will take them. That being said, the Warriors will live and die by the three ball. But as they continue to battle the upper echelon of the NBA, they need to develop the ability to draw contact.

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