Most NBA teams would be extremely happy to start their season 12-5. Hell, the Sacramento Kings wish they could return to the days of getting off to those kind of starts. However, one team's 12-5 start is ringing some alarm bells and that team's Golden State.
The Warriors are a different case from other NBA teams. A modern-day dynasty, the Warriors have won three of the NBA's last four championships and set a regular season record for most wins in a season at one point. However, this year has not been too kind. With Kevin Durant and Draymond Green going at each other's throats and Stephen Curry being out for some time, the Warriors suddenly look vulnerable. The pick-and-roll doesn't look good and the team chemistry looks like it's showing some cracks.
Their latest loss, a 112-109 defeat to the Dallas Mavericks, saw Jonas Jerebko botch a last-minute attempt to save the game. Granted, the Mavericks came back in the fourth quarter. But there are some things to make Warrior fans a bit uneasy.
Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson are set to become free agents next season. Draymond Green will become a free agent a season after. The team will undergo a major transformation in the next year with these players potentially leaving. Will the Warriors be fine in the meantime? Curry should be back soon, so the Warriors should be getting their leader back. However, cooler heads must prevail if the Warriors are to get a three-peat.
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