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Can Harrison Barnes save the Golden State Warriors?

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05:45 PM ET 11.15 | It's hard to believe the Golden State Warriors' season is in need of saving so early in the year, but with an unblinking half-dozen teams gunning for the last couple of playoff spots, every game matters a little more -- even in November. The game last night against the Atlanta Hawks reinforced the fact that the Warriors are a very talented, deeply flawed team. As the season's first two weeks have gone by, it's become obvious that neither Stephen Curry nor Klay Thompson are complete offensive players. Specifically, neither can consistently (or, seemingly, ever) beat his man off the dribble. That's the main reason for the Warriors' offensive predictability; both guards have to wait at the top of the arc for slow-developing curls from the team's shooters. From the beginning, teams have been overplaying those curls, forcing the guard at the top to try to create something. Because neither Curry nor Thompson can get past anyone in a one-on-one situation, they always need a screen up top. Then the problem is the consistently awful picks set by David Lee (who just wants to slip or pop out) and Festus Ezeli (who can't do it without fouling). But that's where Harrison Barnes comes in.

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November 16, 2012  09:43 AM ET

LMFAO!!! Hells nah... as long as they have Curry and Bogut on their roster it just won't happen...

November 16, 2012  09:49 AM ET

Take The Next Train Out Of Town, Bro.

 
November 16, 2012  10:46 AM ET

A team with NO direction..thats on the GM

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