Life isn’t going to get easier for the Golden State Warriors any time soon. If you thought the lack of Stephen Curry, who is out with a foot injury, was bad enough — wait until you see how this short-staffed frontcourt fares against some of the NBA’s heaviest hitters.
The league has quickly made good on reversing the small-ball style of play that dominated the mid-to-late 2010s. Centers are back and better than ever with some jaw-dropping big men leading the MVP race.
The Golden State Warriors need to start prepping for a gauntlet of formidable frontcourt opponents in the NBA Playoffs.
Meanwhile, the Warriors are just a tad behind some of the frontrunners. Kevon Looney has been their only true center to lace up his shoes this season as James Wiseman continues to suffer setbacks in his recovery process.
Other frontcourt players include Draymond Green, Nemanja Bjelica and Jonathan Kuminga — giving the Warriors no active players above 6-foot-10-inches.
It will be a challenge for the Dubs to survive a gauntlet of daunting centers and these three players pose the biggest threat to the Warriors’ title hopes.