1. Veteran presence
Experience can’t be undervalued when competing for a championship. The Golden State Warriors have always benefited from having veteran players make up their roster. This is no longer the case as Stephen Curry is the oldest member of the squad at a mere 32 years of age.
The Warriors have lost two of their most savvy players with Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston gone. The franchise could trust these two in key moments as they had a long history of performing when it mattered most. Next season, the Dubs will only be able to confidently rely on the original big three and Kevon Looney. No other player on the roster has experienced a deep playoff run.
This will put a strain on the team’s chances of winning another title. Their lack of experience is going to be a major disadvantage when going against other contenders. If there is one thing the front office needs to do this summer it’s to add more veteran players.