Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
It wouldn’t be surprising, to say the least, if the Golden State Warriors emerge at the 7th seed in the Western Conference playoffs. Even though they’re not a “championship contender,” due to Klay Thompson’s absence, they still have one of the most dangerous “non-contender” rosters heading into the postseason.
Stephen Curry alone should strike fear into any opponent heading into the Play-In Tournament. However, the play of Andrew Wiggins and the rest of this team’s supporting cast (including the defensive prowess from Draymond Green) can’t be overstated.
During his first full season as a Warrior, Wiggins is averaging 19 points and five rebounds per game on 48 percent shooting from the field and 38 percent shooting from 3-point range. He’s found a role that he’s comfortable with and while hasn’t completely filled the void of Thompson, he’s been a solid second option on the offensive end next to Curry.
With a true weapon next to him, it will allow Curry to be that much more of a dangerous threat. He’ll have the ability to take over a play-in game and perhaps turn the tables of an otherwise unfavorable matchup.