Warriors 2012-2013 outlook: Issue No. 4 -- Toughness

Warriors 2012-2013 outlook: Issue No. 4 -- Toughness
August 15, 2012, 11:10 pm
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The Warriors are thinking playoffs in 2012-13, and the reality is that they have every right to think that. On paper, their team is as talented and as deep as the Warriors team of 2007-08, when they followed up on We Believe with a 48-win season.The Warriors roster is more balanced than it has been in the recent past, and their coaching staff has had a year together. But if the Warriors are to make the postseason and break a five-year drought theyre going to have to overcome some challenges.Here are five of the biggest issues heading into the season for the Warriors:1) Andrew Bogut's health 2) Stephen Currys health

3) Coach Mark Jackson

4) Toughness: Both general manager Bob Myers and minority owner Jerry West talked early in the offseason of the Warriors needing more toughness. They addressed that by trading for Jarrett Jack and signing free-agent power forward Carl Landry.Will that be enough? Well see. But its less about toughness and really more about competitiveness. The Warriors will be relying heavily on Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, David Lee and Andrew Bogut this season. Of those four, only Bogut has playoff experience, and only five postseason games at that.If the Warriors are in the hunt come March and April, will they have enough wherewithal and stick-to-itiveness to bring it home?

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