The Golden State Warriors will still be a force in the postseason, and recently-extended three-time All-Star Draymond Green knows it.
While many are doubting the Golden State Warriors potential this season, the inner core knows that not much has changed. The team has kept together the core at which their dynasty was formed. They even added a 23-year-old All-Star.
One of the only problems for the team will be their depth. They have a former two-time MVP in Stephen Curry, a five-time All-Star in Klay Thompson and arguably the league’s best defender in Draymond Green. They still have that dynamic firepower.
They’re all a bit older now than when they took the court to take down the Cavaliers in 2015. That experience should come in handy as the team surrounding them isn’t near as deep and lacks in leadership among the team’s second unit.
While many don’t feel this team is capable of reaching a sixth-straight Finals appearance, forward Draymond Green knows that the team will be dynamic on the playoffs. It’s also important to note that Klay Thompson will be back by then.
“No one’s gonna wanna play us in the playoffs, that’s for sure,” Green told 95.7 The Game, transcribed by Clutch Points.
The Warriors will be at full strength when they enter the postseason.
Green, Thompson, Curry and Russell will be the team’s core, and their issues regarding depth should be minimized during a playoff run. All full strength, we saw the team really just use a seven-man rotation.
Add in Looney and the Warriors have five players capable of contributing on a championship-caliber roster. All they really need is a few veterans like Willie Cauley-Stein or Alec Burks to step up and they’ll have a dynamic rotation of players that’ll be solid on both ends.
This team will be an elite force in the Western Conference; however, they may not have a terrific regular season given Thompson’s absence and the team’s lack of depth. Keep the faith though. This team will be a force in the playoffs.