Lawyershawn wrote:The disrespect towards Golden State.
It’s not disrespect. Without KD they are not better than Utah, Lakers, Clippers and Houston. They don’t have the roster to keep up with those teams. Steph is going to average 30-35 ppg with a bunch of losses. Allen Iverson,Mcgrady,Kobe and even Michael Jordan early in his career put up big scoring nights with a bunch of losses and Curry can’t even be mentioned in the same conversation with those players.
This isn’t the 73 win roster. This is the worse Warriors roster since 2014.
They will battle with the Spurs and Blazers for the 6th 7th and 8th seeds. They not in the same class as the top 4 West teams .
It's disrespect because those teams you mentioned haven't even played a single game with their new cores (except Utah) and you've already crowned them unquestionably better than GS. There's not a shred of a game data to support it and you're 100% sure GS has no shot at all to compete with these teams that are all ? marks who have uncertainty how they end up. It just seems like a wild take.
It's one thing to think GS has taken a step back and isn't the favorite but to go as far as to say they have no chance at all against newly formed teams is disrespectful. GS is still a contender even if they aren't as good as these new teams. Especially if Klay Thompson does come back early, they may not be the 73 win team, but with DLO added to the mix, their overall talent level isn't that much lower than what it was in that season.
If GS's exact roster from the 73 win team were cosntructed today, do you think they'd be contenders? I mean, they added DLO, lost Bogut, Barnes, half a season of Klay, Livingston and Iggy and that's the difference betwen 73 win teams and not even being a contender? I just don't see it.