Warriors Workshop Webisode 1: Writers Reminisce About #WeBelieve

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2. Are you worried about the Warriors keeping the 1st seed? Why or why not?

"Carlos Murillo: I am a little concerned about the top seed. San Antonio is right on their tail. Without Kevin Durant, the rest of the season gets a lot trickier. The Splash Brothers have been in a shooting slump recently so they’re struggling to beat teams like the New York Knicks. Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs just get it done. It took a historic season for the Dubs to fend off San Antonio last year. The Warriors should be concerned too."

Charles Rahrig V: I’m not worried at all about Golden State keeping the first seed. This is a team that has always responded well to adversity. Once they find their groove without Durant, they will string together plenty of wins. They’ll be better for it when he returns.

"Segun Giwa: Truly depends on the placement of the middling west teams, but generally you want Game 7s at home."

Eric He: I’m not too worried about the Warriors dropping to No. 2, because the only team that can catch them is the Spurs, who I don’t really see as a threat to the Warriors in the playoffs regardless of home court. I’m not entirely sure how the Spurs are still this good — I don’t think they know either — but I can’t see them beating the Warriors in a conference finals matchup. I’m more about a potential Warriors-Rockets matchup, which may happen regardless of whether the Warriors are No. 1 or No. 2.

"Michael Shultz: Before the Bulls game, I was not worried about the Warriors retaining the top seed in the West. But after the game and seeing their anemic offense against a terrible shooting team, I’m starting to think they might drop to the second seed. The Spurs are only 2.5 games back and with two games coming up in San Antonio this month, it will be tough for the Warriors to scrape out a win without Durant. If the Warriors can get through March with a lead on the Spurs, they should be fine. The Warriors only have one game away from Oracle in April, which should give them the edge over the Spurs to clinch that number one seed."

Derek Tahara: I am slightly worried about the Warriors keeping the number one seed because San Antonio is always tough and the Warriors need to take at least one of the two games in San Antonio. I talked to one of my friends here at school who is a Spurs fan and he thinks the Warriors will maintain the number one seed because the Spurs falter near the end of the regular season.

"Ryan Viera: I’m not worried about the Warriors keeping the one seed. In my opinion it doesn’t really matter if they are one or two come seasons end. I don’t believe home court in a playoff series is a tremendous advantage. It’s nice to have but not necessary. The Warriors play well enough on the road that it wouldn’t bother me all that much, but with that said, I think the Warriors will end up keeping the first seed even if KD doesn’t play another regular season game. First few games have been an adjustment to not having him in the lineup. I think they’ll figure things out here shortly and Steph will kinda get back to the alpha mode we saw from him the last two seasons."