Stephen Curry puts NBA on notice: Warriors’ run ‘not done’
The rumors of the Golden State Warriors dynasty’s demise have been an exaggeration, so says Stephen Curry.
The Warriors sharpshooter believes that the Warriors will reclaim title contender status once the team returns to full health. Curry laid out why he thinks that’s the case during a recent Instagram Live chat with former NBA star Jermaine O’Neal.
"We know we're not done. Myself, Klay, Draymond… we're gonna be in good shape coming out of this."— Chris Montano (@gswchris) May 11, 2020
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“For us, big picture, we know we’re not done,” Curry said. “Myself, Klay, Draymond we know we’re not done. The core that’s been here since Day 1, we’re going to do everything that we got in our power — it’s going to look different, it’s going to have a new cast of characters that are going to contribute at a high level. But the DNA, just the chemistry that us three have, we’re going to be in good shape coming out of this no matter how basketball looks.”
The Warriors roster was left severely compromised in an on-hold 2019-20 campaign that saw the team become one of the worst teams in the NBA. Curry has missed all but five games due to a hand injury, and Klay Thompson has missed the entire season so far after suffering a torn ACL in last year’s NBA Finals.
Perhaps having just as significant of an impact was the much ballyhooed exit by superstar Kevin Durant, who signed with the Brooklyn Nets following a tumultuous final season with the Dubs.
Durant’s departure, however, was not the only key loss for the Warriors, as Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston also are no longer with the organization.
Once Curry and Thompson reunite on the court, expect the Warriors to at least climb out of the Western Conference cellar and instantly again become playoff contenders.
Bolstered by the addition of former No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins — not to mention a high pick in the 2020 draft, the Warriors conceivably could quickly retool and reclaim their status as an elite NBA organization as soon as next season.