The Golden State Warriors have assembled quite an impressive roster ahead of the new season, but if you think they have no weaknesses then you are mistaken.
Kevin Durant has been added to the fold and he will compliment his fellow All-Stars Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson while experienced guys like David West and Zaza Pachulia add some much-needed know-how on the bench with minimal cost.
However, there is a glaring chink in their armour, and speaking to CSN Bay Area, head coach Steve Kerr, who is entering his third season at the helm in Oakland, admitted the lack of rim protection is a big concern.
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“The thing that’s different will be a lack of rim protection. We had great rim protection from Bogut and Ezeli, and both those guys are gone. Zaza’s a very good defender, but he’s more of a positional guy than a shot blocker.
“So there’s definitely adjustments we’ll have to make, even schematically. We’ll have some growing pains, especially on defence, as we try to make sure we get everything right and comfortable.”
Many people are tipping the Warriors to win their crown back from the Cleveland Cavaliers, and in a long NBA season there is time for the Dubs to make changes if they need rim protection, but it's not going to be a simple run to the title, there are many challenges ahead.