(via Sports Illustrated)

For the first time in a long time, one can make an argument that the Warriors are the underdog in the Western Conference. Without Durant, Iguodala, Livingston, and Klay (for a few months, at least), the Dubs certainly have a lot of obstacles to overcome.

Nevertheless, Draymond Green isn’t ready to stop believing.

When asked about their chances to make the Finals in 2020, Dray delivered a short and clear response.

“Is Steph Curry on our team? Klay? Yup.”

Admittedly, it’s hard to argue with his logic. With Curry, Klay, and himself, the Warriors certainly have a core cut above the rest. Even in the face of injury and doubt, they have proven before that they can miraculous things. There isn’t a reason to think they cannot do it again.

Still, the challenges facing them this season are, perhaps, the greatest they have ever had. Klay is nursing a serious injury, some key members have departed, and tons of new players have arrived who are (naturally) jeopardizing the chemistry and understanding between the players that used to be a given for the franchise.

This upcoming stretch of basketball will prove to be an especially challenging one. Even with all things considered, however, it still seems unwise to count them out in any stretch this season. Draymond Green is certainly not making that mistake.