The defending champion Golden State Warriors have gotten off to a rough start in the 2022-23 season.
With a record of 3-5 to begin the year, there are a few key issues the Warriors need to fix.
But, only eight games into the season there is little reason for concern about the first month.
Golden State has a very good roster again this season and has a chance to repeat as champions.
But, they must be willing to deal with this early season adversity.
Without further ado, here are three reasons to watch the Warriors this season.
It is very hard to go back-to-back in the NBA.
The league is loaded with so many good teams that anyone can make a run to the Finals each year.
The last time we saw a team go back-to-back was the Warriors in 2017 and 2018.
What makes Golden State special is its core four players.
Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Andre Iguodala have been a part of all four of the Warriors’ recent championship teams.
Curry, Thompson, and Green lead the way on the court, while Iguodala has invaluable experience that can help the younger players.
The emergence of Jordan Poole has been crucial for Golden State.
Him becoming an All-Star caliber player could make the Warriors more dangerous this season.
2. Development Of Youth
Despite being a team led by veterans, the Warriors have plenty of youth on their roster.
Finding a way to get production from their young players will be key.
James Wiseman, Jonathan Kuminga, and Moses Moody are the three who can make the biggest impact.
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They were all first-round picks in recent years but have yet to carve out a role for themselves.
This season will be a great chance to see what the young guys can do, especially during the regular season.
3. Stephen Curry For MVP
The player best in the history of the Warriors is still going strong in his 14th NBA season.
Curry is coming off a historic year that saw him win All-Star Game MVP, Western Conference Finals MVP, and Finals MVP.
It was his fourth NBA championship in eight years and now he is coming back for more.
Curry is off to a great start this year averaging 30.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 6.5 assists per game.
This season Stephen Curry is leading the Warriors in:
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He remains one of the best players in the NBA and should once again be on the shortlist for league MVP.