October 22, 2013
The Warriors beat the Kings 94-81 on Oct. 7 at Oracle Arena.
[RELATED: Warriors top Kings in preseason home opener]
Here are three things to watch for:
- 15th man competition. Golden State has 14 guaranteed contracts and three invitees gunning for the last roster spot with two preseason games remaining. Veteran forward Joe Alexander has been sidelined with a left leg tibial stress reaction leaving undrafted rookies center Dewayne Dedmon and guard Seth Curry to battle for the job – both have seen limited floor time. Dedmon is averaging 4.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 10.8 minutes per game while Curry has played just 34 minutes in five games, but has made 3-of-7 attempts from downtown. One of these guys is going to Santa Cruz, but there’s no indication of who it’ll be.
- Iguodala on point. The 6-6, 207-pound big guard dished out 14 assists in a half-hour against the Lakers in Shanghai penetrating the paint, finding the shooters on the perimeter and David Lee down low. Warriors were highly effective with Andre Iguodala handling the ball and it’s a one-four look that we should see more of.
- Curry for three. Stephen Curry is ranked sixth on the team from beyond the arc shooting just 33 percent on 10-of-30 attempts. Those are good stats if your last name isn’t Curry. He’s a career 44 percent three-point shooter, so is this cause for concern? Doubtful, it’s preseason, but something to keep an eye on.