Golden State Warriors: Max Kellerman gives awful take on Dubs future

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First Take’s co-host Max Kellerman said the Golden State Warriors dynasty is over if Kevin Durant leaves this offseason. That is just wrong.

After Skip Bayless left ESPN’s popular show First Take and the company altogether, they replaced him with Max Kellerman. Let’s just say the takes regarding the Golden State Warriors have not in the least bit gotten any better.

Kellerman insists that the Golden State Warriors dynasty will not continue without Kevin Durant. Does Kellerman remember what happened during the 2014-2015 season? What about the 73-win 2015-2016 season?

He claims they only win the championships on monster upsets. While they have won due to injury, they were also the clear best team during the 2015-2016 season before running out of gas in the NBA Finals, losing after being up 3-1 and seeing their third-best player suspended for a game.

That said, here’s Kellerman’s full take.

Kellerman does bring up some good points. No one is denying that replacing Kevin Durant’s production would be easy, but with cap space to spend without Durant, the team could likely bring back DeMarcus Cousins.

It’s not impossible to think the Warriors may be better without Kevin Durant either. Their only win against Houston during the regular season came when Durant was injured. They defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder, a top threat in the West, by 22 points without Durant.

Then, upon Durant’s return, they lost to the surging Spurs. Yes, Durant is a superstar and has helped contribute to two and potentially three championship teams in the Bay. But, this dynasty wasn’t built by Kevin Durant.

It was built by Stephen Curry.

Curry’s just completed his third-career season of over 300 threes. He’s said that he’s feeling even more dangerous of a player now then he did earlier in his career, and he’s, for the most part, stayed healthy as well. Curry isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

Combine that with potentially bringing back Cousins and retaining Green and Thompson for the long haul, and you have a team that’ll still strike fear into the hearts of their opponents.

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The Warriors have used Durant to find unsustainable success. However, without him, they’d still be the league’s best team, and it might not even be close.