The Golden State Warriors have experienced quite a tough past couple of months after losing the 2019 NBA championship to the Toronto Raptors and then parting ways with two-time Finals MVP, Kevin Durant.
The Warriors may have gained D’Angelo Russell from the Brooklyn Nets this offseason but they’ll still be without Durant and Klay Thompson for the majority of the 2019-20 season due to an injury he suffered in Game 6 of the 2019 Finals. A lot of the pressure of the team will now be placed on Stephen Curry who will be the main go-to player for Golden State.
According to David Jacoby of Jalen & Jacoby, Steph Curry will have such a strong season that he will be the 2019-20 MVP.
“A lot of players that have MVP trophies at their homes now have MVP-level teammates which makes it harder to again win the MVP trophy, Steph Curry will be the MVP this year, I believe so” said Jacoby.
Curry did manage to achieve back-to-back MVP awards in the two seasons before Kevin Durant arrived in Golden State. Without Kevin Durant, the focus will again be on Curry who has been somewhat in the shadow of KD as the Warriors went on to play in three more Finals series.
The Golden State Warriors are still likely to make the playoffs next season but with dominant teams in the Western Conference such as the Lakers and Clippers, it’s hard to see how the Warriors can go on to make a sixth consecutive Finals series.