The Golden State Warriors are experiencing times of changes after a very moved offseason that saw how their roster was dramatically altered. With the departure of Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, and Shaun Livingston, the Dubs are believed to have, at least, a struggling season next year.
However, things aren’t precisely like that. In fact, they could land a great player in D’Angelo Russell, who will surely help them to keep a good level in a stacked Western Conference. Even though they won’t count with Klay Thompson for a big chunk of the season, the Californians remain confident ahead of the new term, with Klay himself stating they will bounce back next year.
During a recent interview with ESPN, Thompson opened up about several topics, including his injury, Kevin Durant’s departure and more. But, the thing that kept stuck in everybody’s heads were his claims that the Warriors’ dynasty is anything but over.
“I think that’s a little premature to say there’s no more dynasty,” Thompson said. “I mean, we still have Stephen Curry, a two-time MVP. Draymond Green a Defensive Player of the Year. Adding D’Angelo Russell was an incredible get for us. I mean, the kid is going to blossom into a superstar in this league.”
Furthermore, Thomson added himself to the mix, assuring he will come back better than ever to take his team to the promised land.
“To say the dynasty is over is a little ignorant because I’m going to come back better and even more athletic,” Thompson said. “It would not be smart to count the Dubs out. That’s what I tell to people, especially with the chemistry we still have, our foundations still being there, I think we have the ability to continue this run.”
Even though Klay’s words are encouraging, if the Warriors want to land in the Finals again, they will have a hard time doing so in the highly-competitive West. Even if Thompson comes back earlier than expected to join forces with his teammates, the same easy path they had in the last five seasons won’t be there anymore.
Perhaps they can still make some noise, but Klay is getting a little ahead of himself with his comments.