Steinmetz: Warriors Season in Review
April 15, 2011
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The Warriors were better this season than they were in 2009-10, but they still weren’t nearly good enough. They improved 10 games – from 26 wins to 36 wins – this season over last and yet there is still a long, long way to go.
Even with that improvement, the Warriors finished with 10 fewer wins than the Memphis Grizzlies, the Western Conference’s No. 8 seed, and are still the 12th-best team in a 15-team conference.
Monta Ellis had a very nice year, David Lee played to his expectations and Dorell Wright had a career season. Stephen Curry might not have taken the step everyone wanted him to during his second year, but he’s still got room to get better.
How the Warriors make the next jump in wins is going to be a monster challenge. They likely won’t be a big factor in free agency, the NBA draft isn’t expected to be very good and there don’t seem to be any blockbuster trades on the horizon.
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