State of the Warriors
Though the Warriors hit midseason holding the No. 6 playoff seed, precisely where they ended last season, they are comfortable with that and believe they are positioned to be appreciably better over the second half of the season. They are absolutely right. With a 26-17 record despite being nicked by key injuries while navigating the NBA's most demanding schedule, they should be pleased. Yet they haven't played well enough to earn the most coveted of the imaginary plaques we present. The Dubs get snubbed. In some instances, that's a good thing ... We present our Western Conference midseason team awards in 10 categories.