Golden State Warriors 2005-06 Season Preview
The Sports Network recently dropped their season preview of the Warriors. They do a nice job of covering the backcourt and frontcourt.
It was an uneventful offseason for the Golden State Warriors, who finished just 34-48 last season under first year head coach Mike Montgomery and did not qualify for the postseason for the 11th straight year.
The Warriors big move for the 2005-06 season was the acquisition of two-time All-Star guard Baron Davis at last year's trade deadline. Davis, who was acquired from the New Orleans Hornets for Speedy Claxton and Dale Davis. The 26-year-old Baron Davis played 28 contests for the Warriors and averaged 19.5 points and 8.5 assists per game.
Golden State's executive vice president of basketball operations Chris Mullin may have added the missing ingredient to the recipe for a playoff berth when he acquired Baron Davis. Mullin has put together a young, talented roster that also includes forwards Mike Dunleavy and Troy Murphy and high-flying guard Jason Richardson.
The Warriors are ready to make the playoffs for the first time since 1994, when the club won 50 games and was led by Mullin, Latrell Sprewell and Chris Webber. There is an exciting, young nucleus in place and if everyone stays healthy they will earn the seventh or eighth spot in the Western Conference playoffs. This is a team on the rise.