The Golden State Warriors were fortunate to have a great bench last season. Players like Jarrett Jack, Carl Landry, Festus Ezeli and Draymond Green made great contributions all season long. The starters can’t play the whole game and sometimes injuries happen, so bench players are vital to a team’s success.
In a surprise move, the Warriors sent Andris Biedrins, Richard Jefferson and Brandon Rush to the Utah Jazz to clear space for Andre Iguodala. This move completely changed the look of the bench.
Jarrett Jack and Carl Landry have joined other teams, and the Warriors don’t have a lot of money to spend, so bringing in capable replacements could be difficult.
However, Golden State still has plenty of young talent. Here are few reasons why the bench could be even better next season: