Warriors at a glance

Updated: October 26, 2004, 12:47 PM ET
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Fantasy tip
Troy Murphy
Murphy
If you're looking for a bargain late in the draft, we've got two words for you: Troy Murphy.

New coach. New players. Same old Warriors.

Two years ago, this team was on the verge of a breakthrough. Then it was decimated by free agency and bad trades. Sad. VP Chris Mullins' top priority is to re-sign high flyer Jason Richardson and Troy Murphy, who will at least put a few butts in the seats.

As for wins, let's just say that, deep down inside, we're all winners. It's better this way.

Roster analysis
The starters: Good players everywhere, but no great ones. That's the problem.
Pos. Player Comment Grade*
PF Troy Murphy Injuries stole most of last season from fourth-year pro 6
SF Mike Dunleavy The one guy who'd rather play for the Clippers 6
C Adonal Foyle Career avg: 4.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg. Deal: 5 years, 41.6 mil. Huh? 6
SG Jason Richardson Time to live up to his superstar potential 7
PG Speedy Claxton Will share point duties with Derek Fisher. Enough said 6
BENCH Mexico-born Eduardo Najera adds grit while French import Mickael Pietrus and Latvian 18-year-old Andris Biedrins ooze upside ... and a global perspective. 5
TOTAL 36
*-out of 10