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The Golden State Warriors lost significant weapons this offseason. With the departure and injuries of important players, the Dubs have become a shell of their former selves.

In a recent post-game interview following the Rockets’ 129-112 win over the Warriors, James Harden reminded the 5x Western Conference Champs just how much they’ve lost.

“Hopefully Klay, KD & Steph get back soon.”

It sounds like Harden is trying to be genuine in wishing the best for his fallen peers. Maybe it was a brain lapse?

Still, hearing that must have stung for Dub Nation. The past few seasons have been filled with unprecedented success for the team and the city. Last year, they played a lineup that included Steph, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and DeMarcus Cousins.

Now, their starting lineup consists of names like Ky Bowman, Jordan Poole, Glenn Robinson III, Eric Paschall, and Willie Cauley-Stein.

No doubt, this reality hit is like a sucker-punch to the Warriors. James Harden, like the rest of the world, is hoping for a successful return of their core.

But maybe next time, he should choose his words a bit more carefully.