It’s the best we’ve seen yet and it is only going to get better. The Golden State Warriors are ramping up the intensity into a much-needed All-Star break.
The Golden State Warriors are snowballing momentum into the All-Star Break as they await the return of two crucial players in Draymond Green and James Wiseman.
Golden State has won nine straight games, the highest active streak of any team in the league and their longest since the 2018-19 NBA season.
A lot has gone right for the Warriors as of late. They saw a long-awaited heat-check game from Klay Thompson where he drilled his first six 3-point attempts against the Sacramento Kings for 23 points.
They’ve also enjoyed the resurgence of Stephen Curry’s MVP case as he broke out of a career-worst shooting stretch to score 25.2 points on close to 50 percent 3-point shooting over his last five games.
Meanwhile, Kevon Looney is having the best season of his professional career by being a double-double machine who is holding down the fort for Golden State defensively in Draymond Green’s absence.
Then, there is the first-time All-Star, Andrew Wiggins. Wiggins is averaging 18.1 points on efficient shooting splits of 48/41/67.
The rookies, Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody have each had their moments of glory while Jordan Poole is finding his groove in the second unit.
Lastly, Otto Porter Jr. has been everything the Dubs needed, providing high-quality shooting and defense each night.
As the Warriors await the return of their third All-Star, Draymond Green, it is crucial to see them putting the pieces together without him. Green has missed the last 17 games with a back injury. He will make life easier for everyone when he returns sometime after the break.
The same can be said for James Wiseman, who can upgrade the Warriors’ defenses in the frontcourt with his rim protection.
Building this momentum as they wait to integrate key pieces to the roster is going to put them in a great position to peak at just the right time. The rest of the league should be worried.