With Kevin Durant in Brooklyn and Klay Thompson in crutches, it would be very easy to forget about the Warriors.
But this is not a squad you want to sleep on.
Steph Curry projects to be a top-three MVP candidate without Durant by his side, D’Angelo Russel will obviously be excellent, Draymond Green was a monster to finish last season and Klay Thompson will likely return before the playoffs begin.
There’s also Kevon Looney – who is worth at least double the $5M per year Golden State gave him – and free agent signings Willie Cauley-Stein and Alec Burks.
And remember, the Warriors love nothing more than being counted out.
They are at their absolute best when they have something to prove.
It’s a troubling and inconvenient truth, but we haven’t seen the end of the Warriors just yet.
Marcus Morris could back out of his 2-year, $20M deal with the Spurs after receiving a better offer from the Knicks.
The Warriors have waived Shaun Livingston.
The NBA has approved the use of a coach’s challenge.
Russell Westbrook is ready for a trade out of Oklahoma City and likes the idea of joining the Heat.
Rich Paul has defended Anthony Davis giving up his $4M trade kicker to help the Lakers sign Kawhi Leonard.
D’Angelo Russell knows his stay in Golden State could be short-lived and he doesn’t mind at all.