The West has geared up this summer in an attempt to catch up to the Warriors. With a big four of Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, the Dubs will control the NBA for quite some time.
Even before the acquisition of Kevin Durant, very few teams could beat them.
In an effort to change all of that, Western Conference teams have begun uniting All-Stars to challenge Golden State. So many new teams have sprung up and improved their rosters, it has left the playing field looking quite tough for the Warriors.
But what if the Dubs' biggest challenge was a team that did practically nothing to improve this summer?
“For me, it’s San Antonio. I think Minnesota’s gonna be much improved, I think they’re gonna be a tough team to beat. Houston improved, they’re gonna be a tough team to beat. OKC improved. I just don’t wanna think you can put anyone above San Antonio, because of everything they’ve done. They’ve never had a dropoff. They won 60-something games last year. I just always think San Antonio.”
With Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge, and head coach Gregg Popovich, the Spurs have managed to keep a reputation of success. Last year, they had the second-best record in the East, and actually made the Western Conference Finals before being knocked off by the Warriors in four games.
There's no telling how they'll do this year. But if one of the Warriors best players is still willing to call the Spurs their biggest challenge after all the moves that's been made this summer, how can anyone argue with that?