The frustrating mediocrity of the Golden State Warriors 

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Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Warriors came into the 2020-21 season with underdog hopes to punch above their weight. Thus far, the season has been a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows, highlighted by a frustrating roster construction lacking in talent.

Nine seconds left on the game clock. Two-point lead. Just one defensive stop and the Warriors can finish off the Hornets.

It all sounds good on paper, doesn’t it?

A few Draymond expletives, two technical fouls, and a Terry Rozier buzzer-beater later, and the Dubs were dragging their feet towards the locker room.

Whatever. A loss is a loss. But the way the Warriors have been playing and losing this year has been driving me and many Dubs fans around the world insane.

I need to vent.

That loss poured salt in the wounds of a recent fourth-quarter meltdown in Orlando, preceded by Draymond’s infamous ‘smartest dumb play in history’ in another loss to the Spurs.

I can live with playing hard and smart in a loss, but it’s the lackadaisical, boneheaded, underperforming manner in which the Warriors have been losing that is driving me nuts. The Warriors have literally been costing me sleep this year.

The combination of low-IQ basketball, turnovers usually not found outside a middle school basketball game, and an awkward roster construction have led to a frustrating 19-18 start for the Warriors.

To be fair, the Warriors are outperforming expectations. ESPN had them pegged as the 14th best team in the west before the season started. Still, that doesn’t make the product that we’ve been seeing on the floor any easier to watch.

The 2020-21 season has triggered PTSD stemming from memories of the 2000’s Mike Dunleavy brand of Warriors. Remember those years? (If you don’t, bless your soul).

If you know, you know.

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