5 Reasons Why the Golden State Warriors Could Struggle in 2013-14

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1. Injuries

May 2, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Denver Nuggets shooting guard Andre Iguodala (9) shoots against Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) during the third quarter of game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Nuggets 92-88. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

David Lee tore his hip flexor in Game 1 against the Denver Nuggets. Warriors backup center Festus Ezeli just underwent surgery on his right knee and will be out until December at the earliest. Andrew Bogut is as fragile as a thousand-year old Greek statue and cannot be depended on for a full 82-game season. And sadly, Stephen Curry has shown that not only does he break the ankles of his opponents thanks to a killer cross-over, but is very capable of breaking his own as well.

With either Carl Landry or Jarrett Jack, possibly both, going to depart via free agency, the Warriors lack depth at the point guard position and up front in the center and power forward spot.

With all the injury possibilities mentioned above, an extra injury to Klay Thompson or Harrison Barnes could be fatal.

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