Better Team: Golden State Warriors or Houston Rockets?

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Mar 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley (12) attempts to drive the ball around Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) during the third quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The two teams that made the most noise in the offseason were the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets. The Warriors successfully unloaded 24 million in contracts and signed one of the best two-way players in the league without losing an arm and a leg. The Rockets added the best center in the league while managing to keep an extremely talented nucleus of young players.

Because the two teams share similar revamping efforts, compounded with the fact that both teams field young rosters that displayed remarkable skill during the playoffs, comparisons will be drawn and questions will be asked. In the aftermath of these blockbuster signings, the question is obvious: “Which team is better?”

Well, let’s take a look, position by position, at which squad is currently better, with the caveat being that the Warriors still have $12 million in cap space and will likely sign more people and obviously these comparisons are only on paper. With that being said, let’s jump in.