There’s no way to deny it. The Golden State Warriors have a chance to win more championships and they need to capitalize on their window.
Winning a championship is the most difficult thing an NBA franchise can do. There is no telling how quickly your window can close and the Golden State Warriors learned this the hard way.
Just last season, the Dubs were competing in their fifth consecutive NBA Finals. Now, the team is bracing for a trip to the lottery as they finish with the worst record in the league. A string of injuries and offseason losses led to a complete collapse of this once great dynasty.
After near decimation, it seems there is a light at the end of the tunnel for Golden State. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson will return next season and reunite with Draymond Green to form the original big three that kicked off the dynasty last decade.
Together, the trio has a legitimate chance to reclaim their throne. However, this will only be possible if the front office is willing to go all out for another title.
The Warriors do not have enough talent on the roster to realistically win a championship next season without a massive amount of luck. Curry, Thompson and Green will not be able to lead a team full of inexperienced and unproven prospects to a title.
This means the front office needs to make some moves. With a number of upcoming draft picks and a $17 million dollar trade exception from Andre Iguodala, the franchise has the ability to build a contending supporting cast around their stars.
The only question is, will the front office sacrifice their future for a chance at winning another title? Shipping away these draft picks could set the franchise back a few years if the odds don’t fall in their favor.
What the Warriors should keep in mind is that nothing is promised in the NBA. Their window for another dynasty could slam shut at any moment and it could be decades before they are in a position to win again. With three all-time great players on the roster, the Dubs should be going all-in for the next few seasons.