Mar 5, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots a layup against Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) during the second half at the Verizon Center. The Warriors defeated the Wizards 120 - 100. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE

Indiana Pacers vs Golden State Warriors: Preseason Preview

Indiana Pacers vs Golden State Warriors

Golden State Warriors Off Season Recap

Looks like Golden State might be moving in the right direction with some moves they made this off season.  They brought in Jarrett Jack to provide back up services to Stephen Curry.  Carl Landry was a huge free agent signing as after all the marquee free agents were gone, the Warriors went after him and got him on a two year $8 million dollar contract.  That’s right in the price range for a guy of his caliber, and he should give the Warriors some good spark at the forward position.  They retain Brandon Rush who had a good year for the team.  Some good things there happening with the young talent in place, like Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Harrison Barnes.

Can coach Mark Jackson mold this team into a playoff contender this coming season?  That might have to wait a year or two until some of the top teams start teetering off.  This is a young team with some talent, but not enough talent to match the likes of Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, and such.  They might need to add a piece at the center position as Andrew Bogut has performed admirably, but not at the level he could be.

Indiana Pacers vs Golden State Warriors Match up

These two teams have two games to play against each other.  Once in early December and again in late February. I think it’s more of a chance for the Warriors to see how they stack up against a top team.  The Pacers have more talent on their roster, so it should be a winnable series for them.

You look at the post position with Roy Hibbert against Andrew Bogut, and think that Hibbert should win that battle. Bogut could give him problems as long as he’s playing.  This is the time for Hibbert to step up against a big center.

Harrison Barnes will get a chance to show what he can do against Danny Granger, which will be a great test for Barnes.  Stephen Curry against George Hill in a battle of point guards will be fun too.

Ultimately, the Pacers are the better teams, and those better teams win out against the not so good teams.

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