Golden State Warriors: 4 Reasons Why Their Bench Could Be Better in 2013-14

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Apr 26, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (left), center Festus Ezeli (top center), forward Brandon Rush (center) and and guard Jarrett Jack (right) react to a three point basket made by guard Stephen Curry (not pictured) against the Denver Nuggets in the second quarter during game three of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

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:

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