The Golden State Warriors are just one loss away from missing out on their potential three-peat. For the franchise, it’s not just a worry about losing the series but also some very important key players who may end up looking for a new place to play in the 2020 season.
Andre Iguodala believes that the main Warriors roster isn’t going anywhere next season even though the possibility of Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson leaving the bay is very high with the two stars entering free agency this offseason. Iguodala is confident the two will stay with Golden State for the long-term.
“I don’t think we look at it that way at all, especially for myself,” he said on Saturday when prompted on the future of the Warriors and whether they can stick together. “I’ll be here next year for sure, and I’m pretty confident that we’ll have our core back and we’ll try to make another run at it.”
The Game 5 potential decider in Toronto may play a factor in the future of players like Durant and Thompson and whether they end up staying or leaving. Golden State have been the most successful side of the modern era, winning three of the last Finals series, they’ve been the benchmark of the league over the course of those years.
It looks as if Durant would be more likely to leave than Thompson with the two-time Finals MVP wanting to fix his reputation. Klay, on the other hand, has not given any signs that he wants out, even asking Mercury News in an interview earlier this year, “Have I ever indicated I was unhappy.”
We will know more about the future of the two champions after the conclusion of the NBA Finals.