The Golden State Warriors are no longer the hottest team in the NBA.
Their winning streak is a thing of the past, and not even having Stephen Curry back in the lineup has been enough for them to put their season-long woes behind them.
The reigning NBA champions have been terrible on the road this season, boasting the third-worst road record in the Western Conference.
That’s why former NBA player Kendrick Perkins believes that there’s no coming back from this, at least this season.
Perkins claims that they don’t have an identity for the first time since Steve Kerr took over, adding that they don’t know who they are defensively right now.
“The lights ain’t coming on this year,” Perkins said on Get Up. “For the first time, I can say that the Warriors don’t have an identity.”
.@KendrickPerkins believes the Warriors' season is over.
"The lights ain't coming on this year." pic.twitter.com/HpvkCJ9itN
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) March 10, 2023
This might seem like a big stretch, but Perkins is actually right on point.
The Warriors can’t seem to get a stop away from CHASE Center, and they’ve lost multiple games they were supposed to win.
We know that they can shoot the lights out with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Jordan Poole.
But they also need to do their thing on the defensive end of the floor, which is why they desperately crave to have Gary Payton II back on the floor.
The Warriors were used to being one of the most dominant defensive units, and it seemed like you could never rule them out of any game.
Now, there’s no sign of that team and it feels like they don’t even think they have what it takes to turn this around before it’s too late.NEXT: Skip Bayless Unloads On Draymond Green After Feud With Dillon Brooks