The Golden State Warriors lost the chance to win another title. They lost Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala and a few other players. They will play without Klay Thompson in the upcoming season. The shooting guard suffered a terrible ACL tear, and he recovers.
injury was the last bullet the team received. Experts say the Warriors dynasty
is over. Shaun Livingston is out, too.
expected to miss most of the upcoming season, and the Warriors will have to
make up for his shooting. The team will miss Thompson’s defensive prowess and
on-court leadership, too.
looks like schedule makers did the Golden State a favor.
According to the newly released schedule, the team will have a lot of difficult games late in the season, and it’s more than possible that Thompson returns on time for these.
player will have to recover for six to nine months, and he will probably play
his first game in February. The 29-year-old is already targeting a
post-All-Star-break comeback. If this happens, Thompson will come back in time
for the most difficult part of the season.
“I doubt I’ll be back
before the All-Star break,” Thompson said. “But I want to be back
this season. I feel good. I’m going to
come back 110 percent.”
The Warriors will play in front of a national audience in 12 of their 27
total games after the All-Star break. About half of their games will be
nationally televised and big. We all know that. This includes games with the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee
Bucks, and Philadelphia 76ers.
Twelve of the 21 opponents the Warriors will face after the All-Star
break made the playoffs last season. This doesn’t include the Lakers,
Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans. These three teams are packed with
talent this year, and the Warriors should take that into consideration, too.
Head coach Steve Kerr will make the necessary rotations to help the
players score on the floor. He has already done this, but this year will be the
most challenging in his career. Let’s see how will things work for the Golden
State this season.