The NBA is rapidly moving towards a resume to play. The Golden State Warriors could benefit from finishing their mediocre season.
It seems the NBA will be bringing the 2019-20 NBA season to some form of a conclusion in Walt Disney World this summer. As title contenders such as the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks gear up for the playoffs, the Golden State Warriors are wondering what is left to gain in a season in which they held the worst record in the league.
Before COVID, the Warriors had a 15-50 record. They were already eliminated from the postseason and were on their way to the NBA Draft Lottery for the first time since selecting Harrison Barnes No. 7 overall in 2012.
Steve Kerr told reporters that he isn’t expecting the Dubs to be asked to finish their season but noted that they would oblige if that is the direction the league chooses to go in. Now, it seems increasingly likely the Warriors will be playing at some point this summer.
While the NBA has listed a number of different possible conclusions to the season, many of which feature finishing the regular season and including a play-in tournament for the playoffs. This is to allow each team a fair chance of reaching the postseason while also giving everyone a brief period to shake off any rust from not playing in over two months.
Playing a few more games would help the team. According to Yahoo Sports, the organization sees possible benefits from being asked to return for the 2019-20 NBA season. This could act as a mini-training camp for the team as they look to piece everything together quickly by next season.
Giving Curry some additional time to mesh with the rest of this roster will go a long way. The Warriors have seen some massive changes to their core. More than half of the roster is new to Curry and it will crucial for him to build some chemistry with this squad before he can properly lead them next season.