The Warriors took a gamble on veteran center Jermaine O'Neal, but his presence and track record of consistency can only help the bench and the younger players. Toney Douglas, Marreese Speights, Draymond Green and rookie Nemanja Nedovic will play key roles off the bench. Curry said Nedovic is a quiet player, but a gym rat who wants to learn and get better. Nedovic certainly has plenty of talented teammates to learn from.
COACHING: Jackson has made a name for himself as a no-nonsense coach who prides himself on defense, and getting stops on the other end couldn't be more important for his basketball lexicon. Jackson has helped the Warriors improve dramatically across the board on the other end and added a few defensive- minded players in the offseason. Iguodala is obviously the first one to come to mind in that respect. As previously stated, injuries will lead to Golden State's demise and Jackson cannot coach health.
Lindsey Hunter was added to Jackson's staff in September and was interim coach of the Phoenix Suns last year. The Suns went another way in Jeff Hornacek for the upcoming season. Hunter played 17 years in the NBA and can only make this roster better from experience and knowledge.
OUTLOOK: The Warriors bolstered their starting lineup and bench in the offseason and are hoping the depth will bring even more success. Chemistry, of course, will be an issue and Iguodala mentioned in training camp it takes time. Golden State has the roster to make an even deeper push in the playoffs than last season and an appearance in the conference finals isn't an outlandish prediction. The main pieces of Curry, a potential MVP candidate, Thompson, Lee and Iguodala should lead to at least 50-55 wins in the regular season and seize one of the top seeds for the playoffs.