It’s official. The Golden State Warriors will be surefire title contenders for the next four seasons.
Everyone thought the Golden State Warriors dynasty was over with the exodus of Kevin Durant, but the team has made every effort to ensure that they’ll stay relevant for at least four more seasons.
While many analysts are predicting the Dubs to take a step back, it’s a bit ridiculous to assume that they won’t be a top-ten team. Even without Klay Thompson, the Warriors still boast three players that’ve seen an All-Star appearance in the last three seasons.
That’s far more talent than your typical above-average team, especially considering the chemistry in which the Warriors stars have built up over the last few seasons. Overall, this team will take a marginal step back, but it won’t be anything like predicted.
However, the only part that makes fans skeptical is how vastly improved the Western Conference became this offseason. Utah, Houston, and both teams in Los Angeles make high-impact moves to become title contenders.
For now, it’s still the Warriors who have won the conference five-straight times, so let’s not count them out quite yet. They also boast two-time MVP and the league’s only unanimous MVP in Curry, so assuming that they’ll take a huge step back with him already on the roster is insane.
Curry proved himself this past postseason as well.
Although he averaged over 25 points per game during the regular season, he still had those that said he’s not good enough to lead a team. They must’ve also forgotten about the Western Conference Finals, when Curry dropped over 35 per game, making a sweep in the Conference Finals look easy.
Even in four years at 35, Curry should still be a capable asset as an elite shooter. On top of that, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson will be locked up for that time as well and both be in their early 30s. Then, they’ll officially give the reigns of the team to D’Angelo Russell, who will be 27.
That’s what the Warriors envisioned when they signed Russell, and it’s exactly the game plan that should come to fruition is. Hopefully, the competitiveness that they’ll showcase and the legendary players will help them attract new talent to help maintain a successful franchise in the Bay Area.
The plan is there; now it must just come to life.