Golden State’s hot start to the new season has undoubtedly turned some heads. At 3-0, they stand atop the Western Conference standings. While it’s still early, the Warriors’ success has goaded some to buy into their stock for the season. One such person includes ESPN’s Tim Legler. The tenured analyst spoke highly of what the Warriors have accomplished thus far. Looking down the road, he voiced his belief in the team moving forward.
“Right now they’re a contender but think what still could be coming down the pipe… They’re going to get much deeper, much better. But even right now just watching them play… their style of play empowers everybody on their roster. I can’t wait to see what they look like down the road. This is a team that legitimately could end up in the finals.”Tim Legler
The Warriors have certainly played above expectations early on, but their championship viability remains in question. Klay Thompson and James Wiseman still out leaves one to ponder how much better they may eventually become. If Tim Legler’s words are anything to go by, a renaissance could be brewing in Golden State.
Golden State’s hot start this season
Coming off of a disappointing finish last season, the Warriors came in looking to take another step towards playoff contention. With Stephen Curry still leading the way, they always stood a chance. Curry’s early jump to the new year has played as advertised, maintaining his MVP form. On top of his efforts, Jordan Poole has made a great impression early on in his bid for the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award.
Other key starters like Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Green have played well, contributing to both ends and complimenting the leading scorers. While it may be too early to call them contenders, this start bodes well for Golden State’s chances. The Warriors look to win their fourth straight game tonight when they match up against the Oklahoma City Thunder.