The Golden State Warriors season is all but over as the NBA is seemingly preparing for a 22-team format upon return.
Per Adrain Wojnarowski of ESPN, there is growing support over a 22-team return to action. If that’s the play, the Golden State Warriors season seems all but over as they’re the NBA’s worst team record-wise.
The league is looking to restart in Orlando, Florida, after being such down in March due to the novel coronavirus which has been spreading throughout the United States.
The Warriors are just 15-50. While there have been several silver linings to this season for the team, the Warriors will ultimately have the top-three odds for the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.
Regardless of the place of their pick, the Warriors will consider trading it. There are certainly good trades that could be on the table, but we really don’t know how much the Warriors are going to be requesting for it, especially if the team views the pick highly and if they win the lottery.
That said, the resuming of the season was always going to be pointless for the Warriors, and the 22-team format is clearly the smartest move for the association. There’s no point bringing back teams for meaningless games when the team is 100% out of playoff contention.
The Dubs have been the worst team in the league this season. The consistent up-and-down play has hurt their roster as the season was initially crushed by several multi-game losing streaks.
Losing D’Angelo Russell and bringing in Andrew Wiggins has also caused some issues. However, it’s clear the No. 1 issue was the injuries to Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry. Those two stars combined for just five games this season.
Ultimately, the most thrilling idea is that 1-30 tournament that included all NBA teams. Thompson and Curry could return and the Dubs would again be a Finals’ contender. Sadly, that was never going to happen.
But, be prepared because this roster will again be one of the best in the league next season.