Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Who Has the Edge?

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April 11, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12, center left) and Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka (9, center right) jump for the tipoff during the first quarter at Oracle Arena. The City Thunder defeated the Warriors 116-97. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Oklahoma City Thunder is one of the favorites from the Western Conference to make the NBA Finals.  Losing James Harden proved to be a bigger blow than anyone thought it would be, but the Thunder are still one of the youngest, most talented teams in the league.

Luck is certainly needed when it comes to the NBA Draft, but the Thunder are proof of what good drafting can do for a team.  The Golden state Warriors, who appear to have a talented and young core, have also been making good decisions as of late.

These two current rosters have yet to see each other in the playoffs, but it’s only a matter of time before that changes.  Here are a few slides comparing the rosters of these two talented teams:

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Tags: 2012-13 Preview Golden State Warriors NBA Offseason Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Paul Debbas

    To me SF should be a tie cause AI + HB = KD. Thats my opinion

  • Nicholas Mcilroy

    So tip of the hat goes to the Warriors? By my count the Warriors are up 3 to 2.

    The Warriors have a deeper bench and a more balanced starting five. Yet in my book they’re on par now with the addition of Iguodala to shore up their defense.

    The reality is that a five man unit of Douglas or Bazemore, Klay or Bazemore, Iguodala, Speights or Draymond, and Bogut, O’Neal or Ezeli is lock down defensively with the weakest position Power Forward. Yet throw Ezeli or O’Neal into that position and the Warriors have their own twin towers. There’s even a little bit of offense sprinkled into that five man squad.