The upcoming NBA season is expected to be highly unpredictable but there is one thing that most people agree upon: the Golden State Warriors dynasty is over. After Kevin Durant’s departure and Klay Thompson’s ACL injury, Warriors are expected to take a back seat and become a fringe playoff team at best. But Thompson wouldn’t exactly agree with this.
In a recent interview with ESPN, Thompson said that it’s “premature to say there’s no more dynasty” and that Warriors still have a team capable of greatness.
“To say the dynasty is over is a little ignorant because I’m going to come back better and even more athletic. It would not be smart to count the Dubs out,” – Thompson added.
To Klay Thompson’s point, Golden State Warriors still have a formidable team that could make noise in the West. But this is only if he manages to bounce back from the injury and return to his old form. Even then, things will be difficult for Golden State as the Western Conference became a lot tougher compared to last year. Los Angeles Lakers, LA Clippers, Houston Rockets, and Utah Jazz all made some big moves in the offseason while other teams like Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers added complementary pieces to already strong rosters.
Thompson is expected to be out for around eight months recovering from ACL tear in his knee. Whether the rest of the Warriors can hold the fort without him remains to be seen.