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Will the Warriors Be a Threat Next Season?

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts during the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 19, 2016 in Oakland, California.

The Golden State Warriors had a tough year, there’s no way to sugarcoat it. At the moment, they are sitting on 15 wins and 50 losses. However, their two biggest stars, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson were injured the whole season. It doesn’t come as a surprise that they currently hold the last place in the West. The question is, with their superstars back, how far can they go next season?

This year, Curry played only five games, dealing with a hand injury. Thompson has been out the whole season with torn ACL. We’ve already seen that they are more than capable of leading the team and winning championships. In the last five years, this franchise played five finals and won three. The trio of Curry, Thompson, and Green even made the Finals twice without Kevin Durant. Who’s to say they can’t do it again?

Draymond Needs to Step It Up

Draymond is very optimistic when it comes to the 2021 season. Recently in the conversation with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson on Showtime’s “All The Smoke” podcast, he stated that he wants to be an All-Star again.

“If I can get that back to above 36 percent, possibly shoot 40 percent, which I know I’m more than capable of – the league is in trouble again. That’s my goal,” said Draymond.

Adding New Pieces

Earlier this season, the Warriors traded D’Angelo Russell and acquired Andrew Wiggins, the former No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. With a bit of luck on the Draft lottery this year, a top pick could easily land in the Bay Area. The Warriors could keep the selection for themselves, but another option lies in using it for a trade. They could try and acquire another star to put alongside their existing cast, such as Bradley Beal. In a fantasy scenario for Golden State, they could even try and pull in reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. On paper, the roster would be legendary. The chemistry between Steph and Giannis could be exceptional, which we got a glimpse of in the All-Star game last year. The Warriors would have to offer a lot to get Giannis, but if they do, another dynasty could be born.

Adding the Greek Freak to their roster would instantly make Warriors a title contender. However, even if that doesn’t happen, the healthy Splash Brothers are certainly more than enough to attack another ring. Mix in a hungry Draymond Green and a driven Andrew Wiggins, and the Warriors are a team to watch out for in the playoffs.

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