Do the Golden State Warriors Have the Brightest Future Of Any NBA Team?

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Final Thoughts

May 16, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30, left) and power forward David Lee (10, right) react after game six of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the San Antonio Spurs at Oracle Arena. The Spurs defeated the Warriors 94-82. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The ultimate formula for building the “next great team” in the NBA is all about drafting well. If a team can knock two draft classes out of the park, the team should, in theory, be able to contend within three or four years of that first class.

Signing free agents is appealing, but drafting, and having team control over star players is the best way to ensure a bright future. The Warriors look like they’ve nailed the last three drafts in a row, and unless the Rockets can somehow sign Dwight Howard, the upstart squad from Oakland look to have the best future of any team in the NBA.