OAKLAND (CBS Sports) — “If the Warriors can remain healthy…”

That was the mantra with these Golden State Warriors heading into the 2012-13 season. After trading Monta Ellis for the oft-injured Andrew Bogut in the previous season, the qualifying statement with trying to predict how they might do always involved health.

With everything the Warriors did this off-season, they not only got more versatile, but they also set themselves up for the future without destroying their salary cap situation. They potentially have help down the road with acquiring the draft rights to Serbian point guard Nemanja Nedovic and bringing in Andre Iguodala from the Denver Nuggets now to bolster an already impressive perimeter attack was huge.

It’s hard not to be impressed with the transformation of the Warriors over the last two years. And there’s no longer a need to hedge the analysis of what they’re doing with “if they can stay healthy.”

READ MORE on the off-season evaluation of the Warriors moves from CBS Sports.

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