Their young stars were able to get experience
One main reason for a second restart is to keep the team’s chemistry and to get the younger players the experience needed to take their game to the next level. The Golden State Warriors have already given their youth those experiences throughout the season.
Having played over 20 minutes per game for the bulk of the season is enough to grow as a player. We saw Poole and Paschal improve throughout the season while Chriss has cemented himself as a player the Warriors want around for the long-term future.
This season has given them the confidence they need both in their own game and their standing in the organization. Other young players like Andrew Wiggins and Kevon Looney could work in their game in a gym and individual workouts, not necessarily needing more experience to improve.
These young stars know what the NBA is like, and there shouldn’t be a need to put them in any type of risky situation given the current state of the coronavirus.