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How good is Golden State?

As long as Stephen Curry's and Andrew Bogut's ankles hold up, so should Golden State's season. Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images

For the Golden State Warriors, this season is shaping up to be playoffs or bust...ed ankles.

The fate of the 2012-13 rests on the problematic ankles of their star players, Stephen Curry and Andrew Bogut. There's a good reason why the ESPN staff picked Golden State as one of the biggest candidates for a turnaround in this year's Summer Forecast: If healthy, Curry and Bogut are good enough to push the Warriors into the playoff scene for the first time since 2006-07 and just the second time in more than 15 years.