Comparing Golden State Warriors’ Roster to Los Angeles Clippers’ Roster

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Small Forward

Warriors: Andre Iguodala, Harrison Barnes

Clippers: Jared Dudley, Matt Barnes, Reggie Bullock

January 5, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Willie Green (34) fouls Golden State Warriors small forward Harrison Barnes (40) in the second half of the game at the Staples Center. Clippers won 115-89. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Warriors definitely have the upper hand at small forward, as Andre Iguodala is one of the best in the league at his position – and he is also versatile enough to move to shooting guard.

Although he is nowhere near as good, Iguodala might be considered a poor man’s LeBron James.  He is a two-way player who can score, pass and rebound well. After all, there is a reason the Warriors fought so hard to sign him.

Backing Iguodala up is Harrison Barnes, who is only going into his second year, but he showed flashes of greatness as a rookie. He can slash and finish, and also has a decent outside shot. He will likely become the Warriors’ sixth man, but he will play plenty of minutes off the bench.

Jared Dudley and Matt Barnes are both solid players.  They don’t do anything exceptionally well, but they know how to get the job done. Barnes is a decent rebounder and Dudley is a pretty good outside shooter.

Both players will be overshadowed by the bigger names on the team, but the Clippers were very happy to have Dudley and Barnes sign with them.

Edge: Warriors

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