Keep everyone engaged
Stay ready so you don’t have to get ready.
That’s the motto every member of the Golden State Warriors should be keeping in mind as the team has 15 players on the roster who could make an appearance at any time.
First, you have the veterans like Andre Iguodala, Nemanja Bjelica and Otto Porter. Each can benefit the team in key games and will need to be prepared to come off the bench at any point throughout the next few months
The same goes for fringe players such as Gary Payton, Juan Toscan-Anderson and Damion Lee. These guys can be trusted to bring the energy whenever it’s needed. Specifically, Payton will be deployed whenever the Warriors need his perimeter defense to throw a wrench in an opponent’s game.
Then, there are the rookies. Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody have both shown glimpses of greatness throughout their first season. It’s important they continue making strides as it is possible their numbers will be called on to keep the team afloat moving forward.
Strength in numbers is as important as ever and the Warriors can’t afford to see anyone’s production fade in the second half of the season.