The Golden State Warriors went from 5 straight trips to the Finals to having the worst record in the league in just a couple of months. That's a tough blow nobody was expecting, not even despite the loss of Kevin Durant to free agency and Klay Thompson's long-term injury.
Steve Kerr's boys had some tough luck since day one. D'Angelo Russell never actually mesh with the system, Stephen Curry got hurt right away, and there was little-to-none motivation to rush his recovery with them sliding so fastly in the standings.
But now that their season is over and Steph is taking place in a celebrity golf tournament, the 2-time MVP has had some time to look back into this season and take some positive things out of him. According to him, this time off could even be a blessing in disguise for the 3, 4-year run they still want to have:
"(It's about) understanding who we are. Like you said, it was a crazy year. My hand injury, Klay being out all year, Draymond in-an-out of the lineup with injuries all year, a lot of new young guys. It's definitely different but this could be a blessing in disguise in terms of this 3,4 year run we want to have. Just get rested, get healthy. We'll obviously be watching Orlando and taking all that input and come next season - whenever that starts - we'll be ready. So, it's been a long 7 years so it's nice to get a little refresh," Curry claimed.
Curry is already 31 years old, while Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are 28 and 29, respectively, so it isn't that far-fetched to think that they still have 3-4 years left in the tank as Championship contenders. They've also added 24-year old Andrew Wiggins and are in line for a top-5 pick in this Draft.
But even if the Warriors never make it back to the top of the world, it's been a hell of a run at the bay. After such an intense period of time, they sure deserve some time off.