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The Warriors have played incredibly well at times, been downright awful a few occasions and wildly inconsistent for most of this season. They are 31-22, holding down the No. 8 playoff spot.
That they have done reasonably well but are capable of more will be reflected in our All-Star break report card for the roster and coach Mark Jackson. Grades are based largely on perceived ability.
Harrison Barnes (C-): The small forward missed the first four games and was solid upon returning before falling into a prolonged slump that only recently has shown signs of abating. When HB is on his game, he shows enough to prove he's much better than we've seen.
Kent Bazemore (C): Little is asked of the backup guard rarely seen aside from blowouts. His job is to do something positive in limited minutes. He sometimes does, more often does not.
Andrew Bogut (B): The big man has been occasionally terrific and generally solid, with a few exceptions. His stellar interior defense is a crucial element, his rebounding strong and his court awareness exceptional. Though his offense is coming along, his atrocious free throw shooting is a problem, particularly late in games.
MarShon Brooks (INC.): Acquired a month ago, he has played only 15 minutes.
Jordan Crawford (C+): Acquired along with Brooks, Crawford's ability to play either guard position adds dimension to the squad. He lacks the savvy of, say, Jarrett Jack, but can be more dynamic. He's coming along but still seeking his comfort zone.
Stephen Curry (B+): The established team leader was deserving of his All-Star Game start. He's the team's most important player, its most reliable scorer and often carries the squad. His shot was below his standard early on, but the point guard has found his rhythm in recent weeks. He'd rate an A- if not for so many games with ghastly turnover numbers.
Festus Ezeli (INC.): The second-year center has not played, as he continues to recover from surgery on his right knee. He hopes to return sometime next month.
Draymond Green (B): The second-year forward has made himself a valuable contributor, typically bringing intensity and defense off the bench. He has become, deservedly, a fan favorite. The grade would be higher if he hits a few more of those 3-pointers he favors.
Andre Iguodala (B): The veteran wing usually finds a way to help, and rarely is it the same. He's also hit some big shots. For someone willing to drive, the decline of his free throw shooting is a problem. If he could fix that and become a bit more selfish (at the right times), his grade rises.
Ognjen Kuzmic (INC.): Between injuries and trips to Santa Cruz, the rookie big man has seen scant minutes.
David Lee (B): He is a generally good scorer and rebounder. He's not up to the All-Star pace he set the first half of last season but there are games when he flashes that form. He too often stands flat-footed while inviting layups and dunks. His value is most evident in those games when his assets (offense) offset his liabilities (defense).
Nemanja Nedovic (INC.): The rookie guard has not developed as the team had hoped, and part of that is due to injury. He does, however, show potential.
Jermaine O'Neal (B-): After an abysmal start, O'Neal began to make an impact at both ends and then got hurt. He recently returned and needs to shake off the rust, especially on offense. He's nearing retirement and his body is cranky, but he has an important role for this team, on and off the floor.
Marreese Speights (C+): Nearly invisible on defense, Speights will grab a few rebounds but mostly devotes his energy to offense. If his shot is falling, he's an asset. If not, he's a glaring liability.
Klay Thompson (C): Tough grade, yes, but he has to be better over the final 29 if the Warriors are to make a late-season run. So good the first few weeks, playing defense and mixing drives with his jumper, Thompson has become almost strictly a spot-up shooter. He has to be more effective, especially inside the arc.
Mark Jackson (C+): He still commands the team, has the ear of every player. He still runs an effective timeout huddle, often leading to buckets. He's limited by reserves too weak to pose a threat to the starters. But the slow starts are a poor reflection on him. Another indictment: The Warriors were bad enough to be swept by the Bobcats but good enough to come within a miracle shot of sweeping the Heat.