David West claims Rockets the most likely in West to dethrone Dubs

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 03: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets reacts to the officiating on the court against the Golden State Warriors during an NBA basketball game at ORACLE Arena on January 3, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 03: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets reacts to the officiating on the court against the Golden State Warriors during an NBA basketball game at ORACLE Arena on January 3, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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Golden State Warriors’ former power forward David West was asked some tough questions when he joined the popular FS1 show, First Things First.

Are the Golden State Warriors a lock to win their third straight NBA Finals?

Former power forward David West thinks they’ll three-peat, but he also considers their threats to be tough challenges for the Dubs. West claimed the Rockets and the Bucks as two of the Warriors’ biggest threats which also implies West things Milwaukee will make it out of the East.

When asked whether the Rockets or Thunder were bigger threats to this incredibly Golden State run over the last few years, he answered exactly like the vast majority of analysts would.

"“I love OKC, and I love PG (Paul George) obviously,” West said on FS1’s First Things First. “But I think the Rockets. Harden is probably the best one-on-one guy we’ve seen, ever, in my opinion. The way he can control the game with his dribble, even with everyone looking at him…if he’s healthy, I think they’re gonna be the toughest challenge because nobody has proven they can guard that dude.”"

The Rockets are an incredible team that is almost the perfect kryptonite to Golden State. They can shoot, defend, and have two superstar talents that can take over at the end of games.

To make matters even worse for Golden State, the Rockets have had a track record of taking down the Dubs. Do we remember the three times Houston took down Golden State earlier this season with two of the three coming at Oracle?

They are the real deal.

While many thought that they overpaid for P.J. Tucker and Clint Capela while didn’t pay enough to retain Trevor Ariza, the Rockets have proved their haters wrong. They’ve combined a solid defense combined with the league’s best scorer to prove one of the most lethal teams in the league.

That’s what should be scary for Warrior fans and that’s exactly why David West considers them one of the top threats to Golden State’s reign. However, let’s also remember that West does still believe the Dubs will ultimately down the Rockets.

They’ll likely go in as a one seed, and winning four games with the majority of games played at Oracle will be a tall task for any team even remotely thinking that they’ll down the back-to-back champs.

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That said, we’ll have to wait just two months to find out who the 2019 NBA Champs are. Cross your fingers, Warriors fans, because three-peating may be the only way to keep this superstar-stacked roster together.