Golden State Warriors: 2019-2020 will be a blessing in disguise

The Golden State Warriors have won just five games this season, but make no mistake, they’ll be back and better than ever next year.

A reloaded Golden State Warriors team will take the court next season with several additional pieces that could only be possible because of the team’s disappointing season.

At 5-19, the Warriors are looking to have a top-three pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. That’ll be huge for their future core, one that will be led by Eric Paschall and D’Angelo Russell. However, it’ll also be vastly important for their depth.

Last season, the Warriors had one of the league’s worst-scoring benches. They just weren’t good. It was Andre Iguodala, Kevon Looney, and Quinn Cook without much production aside from those three.

Next season, they could be bringing off Anthony Edwards, Eric Paschall, Jacob Evans III, and a top-tier second-round pick. Combine those with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Russell, and it’s obvious that they’ll be both dominant and deep.

The addition of Edwards would make this season a success. Even if it’s Jonathan Wiseman or Lamelo Ball, the Warriors will be getting a player that will be able to come in and contribute immediately.

That’s exactly what they needed given their cap limitations. The Warriors weren’t even able to keep both Alfonzo McKinnie and Marquese Chriss because they were so close to the league’s hard cap with four max contract-level players.

The Warriors need help without making a significant dent in their gameplan to maintain all four of their stars. Paschall has helped, but they’ll need more.

Also, it’s important to note that the Warriors, who are already almost out of playoff contention, will get an extended offseason. Curry, Thompson, Green, and the company that has been there from the start haven’t had much time off. They’ll get that now.

The Warriors will get extra bodies and more capable bodies. This time to regain strength and build a young, better core will be key for success in Golden State both now and for the distant future.