Few teams in league history have been in the same position as the Golden State Warriors. Bob Myers recently reflected on this unique situation.
Just last year, the Golden State Warriors were battling in their fifth consecutive NBA Finals appearance. Next year, the Warriors could find themselves once again competing for a championship. But, what about all of the time in between?
Golden State has fallen off the face of the earth this season as the team plummetted to a league-worst 15-50 record before the league went on hiatus. The loss of Kevin Durant combined with injuries to Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson help land the Dubs a top spot in the 2020 NBA Draft Lottery.
As Bob Myers noted to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, this is an interesting situation for the Warriors.
"“It’s hard to motivate in our unique position. But that doesn’t mean players don’t have pride and won’t come back and play and care about the league as a whole. We want to be good partners and we will be good partners.”"
Myers reflected on how the Warriors may not have much motivation to compete if the 2019-20 NBA season resumes as there isn’t much on the line for a franchise that just competed at a high level for five years.
However, there is still something to gain from finishing the season. Myers stated he would love to see Curry and Andrew Wiggins have more time together on the court to hopefully build some chemistry before next season.
Above all else, Myers understands this is a time to step back and analyze everything the Warriors have. The front office will spend the next few months determining how they want to rebuild this team and which path is the best for moving forward as a franchise. Myers has his eyes set on more success for the future.