Last season was a rough one for the Golden State Warriors. But, Stephen Curry says it may have been a blessing in disguise.
Like most members of the franchise, Stephen Curry is trying to remain optimistic about the Golden State Warriors‘ future. Although the team won only 15 games last season and plummetted to the bottom of league standings, Curry believes this was a blessing in disguise.
Curry told reporters that he is still confident in their core of Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and himself. The three pushed for five straight NBA Finals and won three championships.
"“But this could be a blessing in disguise in terms of this next three, four years we want to have. Get rested, get healthy. We’ll obviously be watching Orlando and taking all that in, but come next season, whenever that starts, we’ll be ready. We’ve had a long seven years, so it was nice to get a little refresh”"
The physical toll of playing deep into June each year clearly hit the Warriors all at once last season. Even Kevin Durant, who only appeared in three of their five trips to the Finals, had his body fail him during the 2019 Playoffs.
Even if the current season hadn’t been suspended, Curry and the Dubs would have had more than enough rest due to finishing as the league’s worst team. A summer full of relaxation and recovery could go a long way for this core.
As for the potential bubble in Chicago, Curry stated that it would be difficult for him to play in meaningless games. To no surprise, the Warriors’ veteran players are all expected to stay home if the bottom-eight teams actually do travel to Chicago to finish out the remainder of the season.
Instead, Curry will continue working on his craft for next season. Rising from the ashes and winning another title would leave no doubt that Curry is an all-time great player.