The Golden State Warriors have been a subpar team for most of the season.
Despite having their championship core still together and Jordan Poole’s rise to stardom, Steve Kerr’s team has played .500 basketball and looks far from the dominant side it’s been during the dynasty days.
Of course, having Stephen Curry missing all that time with injuries has taken a big toll on their chances to compete.
But their defense has been way off, especially on the road, and they’re not even a lock to make the playoffs at this point.
Even so, Warriors star Klay Thompson’s confidence in the team remains the same.
In fact, the Splash Brother didn’t hesitate to let everybody in the league know that the Dubs were the last team they wanted to meet come playoff time:
“I promise you this: when we’re healthy, no one wants to see us in the postseason,” Thompson told NBC Sports Bay Area.
"I promise you this … when we're healthy, no one wants to see us in the postseason." – Klay pic.twitter.com/bmQAvDgNNc
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) March 1, 2023
While that might seem like an overstatement, he’s actually right on point.
Steve Kerr has gone 93-34 in the playoffs in his coaching career, and he’s never gone home before the NBA Finals since taking over the Warriors.
They still have 20 games left in the regular season to try and regroup and get better, and they’ll obviously be better prepared once Curry, Andrew Wiggins, and Gary Payton II are ready to be back on the floor again.
No one can deny that the Dubs have been the team to beat in the league since Kerr took over, and it might be a while before we see another team dominate with such ease.
But the clock is ticking and they need to get it together now if they don’t want to watch the playoffs from home.NEXT: Steph Curry Gives Warriors Fans Hope With New Footage