1. Chris Paul
The biggest question on everyone’s mind is how Paul fits in with the Dubs. The veteran point guard is one of the best to ever do it. He was named to the NBA 75 and is a future Hall of Famer. CP3 is still searching for his first championship, but how does he fit in the Warriors motion offense?
Brian Windhorst has been clear that Golden State made the trade as a salary dump more than thinking CP3 was a fantastic fit. Expect the second unit to run more pick and rolls, and let the 12-time All-Star cook. When he is on the floor with Stephen Curry, the Warriors will run their sets. Can CP3 find his niche in that setup? It will be key to him staying on the floor in crunch time.
If things go poorly early on, the Golden State Warriors will shop Chris Paul before the trade deadline. The 38-year-old has struggled with injuries in recent years and there is zero guarantee he makes it through a playoff run. His questionable fit only makes a trade more likely.
The Warriors will be fascinating to watch this season. They are chasing another championship, but it won’t be easy. The Western Conference is loaded, and the Dubs have some fresh faces to work in or move on from. Expect new general manager Mike Dunleavy Jr. to be active and aggressive in upgrading their roster as they chase one for the thumb.