SAN FRANCISCO – A strong mix of intelligent veterans and rising stars from the Golden State has predicted more championship glory for the Warriors on Friday after they secured their fourth title in eight seasons on Thursday.
The Warriors’ 4-2 win over the Boston Celtics marked a dramatic change for a team that missed the playoffs the previous two seasons due to injury.
But Stephen Curry, Clay Thompson and Dremond Green have all recovered in time for the play-offs, surpassing the Nuggets, Grizzlies, Mavericks and Celtics, with key contributions from Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole, all of whom are expected to return next season.
“I have repeated the Warriors. They’re going to win the NBA Championship again next year, “said ESPN basketball analyst Stephen A. Smith says on his show.
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“Clay Thompson will get better and play better next year. Jordan Pool is not going to be bad. And Jonathan Cuminga, he’s coming, “Smith said of the 19-year-old Athletic Wing.
Colin Cowhard of Fox Sports says the Warriors players and the organization are jealous of the league.
“They’re smarter than you. They’re more selfless than you. They’re more human than you. They play better defense than you. They develop their players better than you,” Cowhard said.
“They are a dynasty because they are the essence of the sport. They value. They have the best boss, the best GM and the best coach and the best, the most selfless star, ”he said of Curry, who is suing to be one of the best of all time.
If the Warriors repeat next season, Curry’s fifth championship will put him ahead of LeBron James’ and Shakil O’Neill’s four and tie with Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan.
The bookkeepers were not underestimating the possibilities. PointsBet on Friday listed Warriors, Celtics and Clippers as co-favorites to pick up the Larry O’Brien trophy next season.
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