Once upon a time, it was looking like the Warriors were easily going to be among the top-2 teams in the Western Conference.
While they didn’t quite keep their lead on the Memphis Grizzlies, the No. 3 seed is theirs for the taking, and after their bounce back following the injury to two-time MVP Stephen Curry, the hope should be that they can close these last two games out.
The Golden State Warriors will have a plethora of possible first-round opponents. But, which of them should they want to see?
The Warriors beat the Jazz a few games ago and destroyed the Lakers on Thursday. Golden State was looking pretty rough for the few games after Curry went down, but given he’s expected back for the playoffs, the Warriors should be just fine.
They’ll finish out the season with San Antonio and New Orleans and have at least some probability to drop below Dallas for the No. 4 seed.
What they still don’t know though is who they’ll be taking on in the first round. There are really only two options which are the Denver Nuggets or the Utah Jazz, both of which pose intriguing matchups for the Warriors.
Given how Golden State plays, let’s rank who the Dubs should want to play in the first round.