1) Can the Warriors solve their turnover woes?
Turnovers have been the Achilles heel for the Dubs for as long as the dynastic run has been going.
This year the trend has continued as they are averaging 15.6 turnovers per game. That’s good for second-to-last in the league, only slightly better than the lowly Houston Rockets.
Steve Kerr runs a pass-heavy offense that makes them more susceptible to turnovers compared to teams that favor more isolation, but still, the turnovers are a problem that needs to be solved.
Oftentimes there isn’t much of a need to analyze the Dubs’ losses thoroughly. The turnovers are usually the culprit, leading to plentiful easy baskets for the opposition.
If the Dubs want to be serious title contenders, they must cut down on the turnovers.
Conclusion: The Dubs have the potential pieces to win a title
It’s easy to feel like the sky is falling when a team goes through a slump like the Dubs have over the past month or two. But it’s important to look at the big picture: They currently hold the second-best record in the league and have the potential to contend for a title.
Things could be worse and they will be in a great position when they break out of this funk. If anything, the recent struggles are a great reminder of where they need to improve to get to the next level. When things are going too well, it can mask flaws that will show during the chess match of a playoff series.
If the Warriors are able to unlock their potential, i.e. Steph breaks out of his slump, bench production bounces back, Wiseman is serviceable, Klay becomes Klay, and they take care of the ball, there’s no reason to think that they can’t hoist another banner in the rafters of Chase Center.
Will all those stars align? Time will tell.