Good news for Golden State Warriors’ fans, the NBA is moving forward with a strategy to resume the 2019-20 season by late July.
The day is nearly here. Most of us have waited patiently for the NBA to find a method of bringing basketball back into our lives. Soon, it seems the Golden State Warriors and other teams will make their way to Walt Disney World to conclude the 2019-20 NBA season.
Growing optimism is revolving around a resume to the season in late July or early August. The league is in advanced conversations of creating a safe environment for all 30 teams to compete in Orlando and salvage what’s left of the year.
Before games can start up again, the league is ensuring the safety of everybody. Furthermore, each team needs to agree on the format in which they will be finishing the season. One of the potential options involves finishing roughly 10-15 games of the regular season.
How this affects the Warriors
For the Dubs, playing out their last few games seems moot. They stand as the only team in the league mathematically eliminated from the playoffs and serve to gain nothing from concluding the regular season. Or, do they?
Stephen Curry will be the driving force behind whatever success the Warriors experience next season. In order to do this, he will have to build some form of chemistry with a roster that he has barely played with.
In total, Curry has played less than 10 games with Andrew Wiggins, Eric Paschall, Marquese Chriss and Jordan Poole. Each of these players has a chance to be pivotal members of the team and will need to mesh with Curry to some capacity.
The final 10 games of the season offer a chance for the Dubs to gain some experience. It’s not enough for anything concrete to be built but additional time to run together against other NBA level competition could go a long way. At the very least, it will help them hit the ground running for next season.