The Golden State Warriors are coming of a stretch of five-straight NBA Finals behind the fire-power of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green. Kevin Durant added yet another layer of dominance to their team.
But with KD gone now, the Dubs are left to play with their original crew.
In light of these losses, do they have enough to continue their run in the West?
Warriors owner Joe Lacob says so:
“There are nine or 10 teams that legitimately have a shot, or they think they do,” Warriors CEO Joe Lacob told NBC Sports Bay Area on Tuesday. “That’s great for the league. And we’re one of those teams.”
“By All-Star break, we’re going to see where we are,” Lacob said. “I personally have great faith in our coaching staff and our players. I like any team that has Steph, Klay and Draymond. When you add D’Angelo Russell to that, I’ll take that.”
“I don’t know of any other team that has more than two All-Stars, and we have four. From that standpoint, we have a shot to be pretty good by the second half of the year.”
Alongside the “Big Three,” the Warriors added D’Angelo Russell, a young shooting guard who’s only 23-years-old.
The upcoming season will have no shortage of competitors in the Western Conference. Houston, Utah, the Lakers and Clippers will all be competing for an NBA title. The Warriors intend to be right there along with them.