As Warriors coach Mark Jackson asks for more production and general manager Bob Myers window shops for potential help, the team's unreliable bench soon should begin looking as it did when training camp opened eight weeks ago. The Warriors had six players worthy of starting: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Harrison Barnes, David Lee and Andrew Bogut. They added three veterans capable of producing off the bench: Jermaine O'Neal, Marreese Speights and Toney Douglas. And second-year forward Draymond Green was sure to earn playing time. Not once this season have all 10 been fully healthy and available for an entire game. With Curry likely to return on Friday to face the Lakers in Los Angeles, O'Neal expected any day and Douglas possibly returning next week, it's conceivable that could change during the Warriors' four-game road trip beginning next Tuesday. Meanwhile, the starters are playing big minutes. In their overtime loss to Memphis on Wednesday, Barnes led with 49 minutes, followed by 48 each from Iguodala and Thompson. Lee and Bogut slogged off the court having played 43 minutes each.
Jackson biding time until Warriors return to full health
CSN Bay Area | Nov 22