It’s been a minute since the Golden State Warriors were doubted, but the three-time champs are back to being the NBA’s underdogs.
It’s redemption time for the Golden State Warriors. Things have taken a drastic turn since their last trip to the NBA Finals and people around the league are beginning to write them off.
Kevin Durant is gone. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are coming off of significant injuries and Draymond Green had his worst statistical season as the Warriors finished dead last in the NBA this season. Will the franchise really be able to turn things around and become title contenders again so quickly?
There is a good chance the Dubs bounce back as quickly as they fell off. This extended time between seasons is going to work magic for Thompson and Curry as they brace for another historic run together. The two stand as the greatest 3-point shooting backcourt of all-time and it’s likely they continue to dominate beside each other.
As for Green, he has every reason to be motivated heading into the season. Steve Kerr himself has stated that he believes the best is yet to come for the former Defensive Player of the Year.
Then, there is Andrew Wiggins, another player who should be playing with a chip on his shoulder. Plus, the Warriors have assets such as their upcoming NBA Draft pick and a few cap exceptions that can help them acquire more talent.
The Warriors aren’t being seen as a powerhouse anymore but their reign is far from over. They began their run as underdogs. Even after the 2015 title, few expected the Dubs to improve and become an all-time great dynasty.
Next season, Golden State faces uncertainty. All of their top competitors will be looking to deliver the final blow to this reeling squad. Soon, we will find out how great Curry and the Warriors truly are.