A legit argument can be made that today’s Golden State Warriors are the best team to ever be assembled in NBA history. Having gone to three consecutive NBA Finals and winning two of them, the Warriors are one of the more marquee dynasties of this era.
Though this has been considered a down season for them, the Warriors still finished second in the West and are among the favorites to win another title. With contracts expiring in the near future and cores in the NBA being so fragile, forward Draymond Green wants to remind the Warriors front office just how special their roster is. Following from The Athletic (h/t RealGM):
“To think you are going to win a championship every year is unrealistic. We all say the Spurs is the model franchise of the last 20, 25 years, right? Most people would say that.”
“Well, they’ve never won back-to-back. Yet, the guys who won a championship, other than the guys who have retired, are still there. So you can fool yourself and think, ‘Oh, we didn’t win it this year, time to break it up,’ and you may never get that opportunity back again.
“That’s on them, I don’t know. And to be honest with you, I don’t care. That’s not my worry. My worry is to go out there and try to perform every day, bring what I can bring. All that business stuff, I have an agent for him to handle that and they can do their job.”
Draymond Green is absolutely correct in his stance on the current Warriors. Piecing together a roster this talented is a daunting task and has been accomplished sparsely in NBA history, but the Warriors must tread carefully or they could lose it all.
Guard Klay Thompson is slated to hit unrestricted free agency next summer and is a piece the Warriors can not afford to lose under any circumstances. Though Kevin Durant is also expected to opt out of his deal this summer, all likelihood is he will restructure a new deal with Golden State.
The Warriors will have a couple of important summers coming up and if not handled carefully, it could really cost them. For now, the Warriors remain focused on this season’s playoff run and their upcoming first-round matchup against the Spurs.