After the Los Angeles Lakers eliminated the then-defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors in six games during the second round of the NBA playoffs, many people started to wonder if the dynasty was over for the storied franchise in the Bay Area.
The writing was on the wall that longtime general manager Bob Myers would leave the team in the summer, and there was a possibility that star forward Draymond Green would leave as well as a free agent.
Although the team couldn’t prevent Myers from pursuing other opportunities, the Warriors were able to retain Green and then traded Jordan Poole to the Washington Wizards for Chris Paul in an unexpected move.
Even though this seemed to be a strange pivot for the Warriors because Paul doesn’t exactly fit what they do, they addressed an issue with Poole and added more veteran leadership by adding another future Hall of Famer in the backcourt.
It remains to be seen if the new-look Warriors will work during the 2023-24 NBA season as some believe it will and others believe it won’t, with ESPN’s Kendrick Perkins being among the pessimistic crowd, as he revealed on NBA Today via NBA on ESPN.
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As Perkins put it, all great things come to an end, and that is never more true than it is in professional sports because teams and players can’t be great forever, as there’s always an inevitable downfall.
However, the critical piece of what Perkins said is the rest of the league is getting better and better, which is true.
Even if the Warriors are still a force to be reckoned with in the Western Conference, they’ve got to deal with some tough teams in both conferences that are young and ready to prove themselves, which might be enough to end the dynasty.NEXT: Magic Johnson Has A Clear Response To Stephen Curry Debate