The Golden State Warriors won’t have to play out their last 17 games, and for the organization, that should be a good thing.
The NBA is moving forward with a plan that will cut the Golden State Warriors season at just 65 games. The seasons are composed of 82 games, so the 15-50 Warriors technically still had a handful to play out.
COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus, shut down the league for a few months. The NBA was initially suspended back in mid-March and will look to resume play on July 31.
The league’s plan to resume in late July will include 22 teams playing in Orlando, Florida.
Each of the teams invited will play eight “regular-season” games before kicking off the postseason. With many Western Conference teams within striking distance of that coveted eighth seed, ending the season with only the top eight didn’t seem like a viable strategy.
With the Warriors season already over even before the suspension, not having to return to action should be thought of as a positive, especially with all the unknown surrounding the league’s starting point for the 2020-2021 season.
That said, let’s dive into three perks the Warriors will be gifted for being one of the league’s worst teams.