Warriors begin preseason against Nuggets tonight

DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY 13: Stephen Curry
DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY 13: Stephen Curry /

The Golden State Warriors will officially begin the preseason against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night.

It is officially a time to rejoice. The Golden State Warriors are back on the basketball court and the offseason has come to a close. On Saturday night, the Warriors will begin their preseason slate at home against the Denver Nuggets.

The last time the Warriors were at the Oracle Arena, they were hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy in the air yet again. Now, it all starts again as the team begins their long path toward attempting to repeat as champions.

Despite the fact that it is preseason, this is a critical time for Golden State. While the team stayed in tact, they also added some new pieces and an intriguing rookie this year. These games are going to be important for getting the rotations set.

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They’ll also be going overseas for the preseason as well and things are really about to pick up. How much the starters remains to be seen, but the players are going to get their minutes to get in game shape.

Time and time again, a team has entered the season without being in game shape because their starters have sat in the preseason. Steve Kerr has done a good job of getting his players ready before and it’ll be interesting to see the minutes allotted on Saturday night.

Denver rolls in with plenty of expectations as well. After adding Paul Millsap in free agency, the Nuggets have the expectation of being a playoff team. It’s easier said than done in the Western Conference, but they have to potential to be exciting as well.

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What’s more refreshing is that basketball being played should give everyone something to talk about now.

The offseason distractions of who said what on Twitter was beginning to get stale and it was clear that the season needed to arrive. Now, basketball is back and the Warriors are playing again. From now until the NBA Finals, it all picks up substantially from this point moving forward.