Golden State Warriors: Biggest Questions For 2022-23

The Golden State Warriors returned to the biggest stage in the NBA last season after a three-year hiatus, and came away with their 4th championship in eight seasons. 

Now, as they head into another title defense, we continue our 'Biggest Questions' series by looking at the two that need to be asked about the team this season:

Big Question #1: Can you defend a championship with a partial 'youth movement'?

Head coach Steve Kerr met the media today for the first time ahead of training camp, and he made it clear the team will be giving the likes of James Wiseman and Jonathan Kuminga a chance to take big steps forward this year. 

“This is very different. It’s rare, I think, for a championship team to come back with a lot of young talent that has a chance to compete for playing time. I like that dynamic." Kerr told Tim Kawakami of The Athletic.

And as for Wiseman, he showed some encouraging signs at Summer League after a full year off. The 21-year-old averaged 10.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in limited minutes. Kerr says he's confident in the progress he's made after sitting out last season.

Kerr says Wiseman is "healthy. He's played in a ton of pickup games in our building (the last month)...I think he's got a lot of confidence in that knee now. That's the first step. The next step is finding his role within this team." 

Which brings us to our next question:

Big Question #2: Who fills out the rotation after the 'Big Six'?

Steph Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Andrew WigginsKevon Looney and Jordan Poole. That's the core of the championship team, and those guys will be counted on to do the bulk of the lifting. But after that, who fills out the rest of the 8-to-10 man rotation? Gone are Gary Payton IIOtto Porter Jr., Nemanja Bjelica, and Juan Toscano-Anderson. 

New additions Donte DiVincenzo and JaMychal Green are almost certain to step into two of those roles; will youngsters like Kuminga and Wiseman show enough to crack the rotation?

Lots of intrigue about just how the Warriors will look as they defend their title once again — a situation they're certainly familiar with. 

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