Jimmy Butler offered baskets to every teammate20 April 2020 / Miguel Coelho
The 30-year-old didn't want his teammates to remain rusty... So he gifted them baskets
Everyone knew that the Warriors would not be the same this season as Durant left to the Eastern Conference to join the Brooklyn Nets and Klay Thompson is expected to miss the entire regular season. But despite having just one "Splash Brother" and Draymond Green running things in Golden State, no one could have imagined that the Warriors would began the season with 2 heavy losses.
Season opener against the Clippers was an absolute demonstration of weakness from the Warriors. Without Paul George, still the Clippers were able to control the entire game, leading all the quarters. The Clippers were 24 points ahead after 3 quarters, scoring a stunning 46 points in the 3rd quarter alone. Kawhi just played 21 minutes, scoring 21 points along with 5 rebounds and 9 assists.
105 points in 3 quarters for the Thunder, leading by 37 at the end of the 3rd quarter. Not the Clippers and for sure a team that will struggle to get into the playoffs this season, due to the huge competitiveness of the Western Conference, still the Thunder were able to absolutely blow the Warriors in a way no one could have predicted. Even not being the team they were in previous seasons, these Warriors are well below expectations...
For sure the absence of these stars make a huge impact on the Warriors but the roster moves were well below expectations and too risky for a team that wants to continue on a winning tradition. Trading such an important player as Iguodala, one of the best two-way players in the league in recent years, while not adding someone similar to the position was just too risky.
Klay and Steph are just a combine force of nature, capable of turning around every hard scenario the Warriors face in the League. Being without Klay Thompson for the all season and adding D'Angelo Russell was just not up to what the Warriors would need. Also Willie Cauley-Stein is not showing the same strenght and presence Cousins showed last season.
Will the Warriors go to the Platoffs this season?
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