The Golden State Warriors made one of the boldest moves of the offseason thus far, trading away Jordan Poole to land Chris Paul.
They managed to keep Draymond Green for the long run, thus keeping their championship core intact for at least another season.
However, Kendrick Perkins still doesn’t believe they have what it takes to win another NBA championship.
"I'm willing to go out on a limb and say the Sacramento Kings are better than [the Warriors.]"
— First Take (@FirstTake) July 3, 2023
Perkins cites that Stephen Curry hasn’t found success against LeBron James without Kevin Durant, so the Los Angeles Lakers will be better than them next season — even though the Warriors won the ring just two seasons ago.
The former NBA champion also says that the Warriors will have trouble on the defensive end even with Paul’s addition, citing that they just won’t be able to guard Devin Booker, Bradley Beal, and Durant.
He later stated that the Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets would all be better than the Warriors before saying that he would go on a limb by affirming that even the Sacramento Kings would be better.
Perk made a case for the Kings because of their newfound playoff experience, predicting that the Warriors’ dynasty and title window has come to an end.
It’s hard to argue that the Warriors should still look to make a couple of moves to get better for next season, and they shouldn’t be the No. 1 candidate to come out of the Western Conference.
But that team has proved over and over that they could never be counted out, and betting against them has rarely paid off.NEXT: Damian Lillard Is Reportedly Remaining Adamant About Being Traded To 1 Team