Ever since acquiring Kevin Durant back in 2016 — hell, even before that when they won 73 games — the Golden State Warriors have undoubtedly been the most dominant team in the NBA, and among the greatest teams in the league’s history up to this point. Many Western Conference teams are stockpiling talent in hopes of toppling the Dubs, and the majority of the Eastern Conference has just given up, because let’s face it, GSW are a 99.99999% chance to make the NBA Finals for a 4th consecutive year this upcoming season.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who along with the rise of Steph Curry has been one of the major factors for Golden State’s success, thinks the same thing, going as far to say this year’s Warriors are the most-stacked they’ve ever been.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 11, 2017
If you’re one of the Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs or Oklahoma City Thunder, Kerr’s comments should scare the living daylights out of you.
Not only did these same Warriors go 67-15 last year with Kevin Durant out for a portion of the season, they also swept their way through the Western Conference playoff bracket and managed to only lose one game — Game 4 against the Cavaliers — on their way to a 2nd championship in three years. After some retooling this offseason to help manage the salary cap — adding the likes of Nick Young, Jordan Bell and Omri Cassipi — Kerr now thinks the team is even better than last year? It wouldn’t be a stretch of the imagination that the Warriors may have a chance to beat their 73-9 record set back in 2016.
If you were hoping to see a different matchup in this season’s Finals, and not Warriors vs. Cavs IV, you better keep dreaming.