There is one group of fans you’ll never hear complain about the NBA fad of creating “super teams”: those who follow the Golden State Warriors.
Over the last few years, much press has been made about teams that sign major names in order to cobble together massively talented, expensive teams featuring a few superstars.
The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers come to mind.
But that’s not how the Warriors have done it.
Out of the Warriors 5 starters, 4 of them were drafted by GSW…
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— Warriors Nation (@WarriorNationCP) June 13, 2022
In fact, of the five Warriors starters, four of them were actually drafted by Golden State.
This is a team that was built from the ground-up and not created through a series of big signings in hopes of winning a title.
However, the same thing could be said of their opponents in the NBA Finals.
Grassroots Golden State
It’s really refreshing to see a team like the Warriors go so far in the league based mostly on the power of players who have been there since the beginning.
However, it is important to remember that their most recent success in Finals history occurred because they signed the major talent of Kevin Durant.
Also, it needs to be noted that the current Boston Celtics team is a lot like the Warriors: they have found their success through drafting and not trading.
Therefore, both teams in the Finals right now are not super teams and are rather squads that have grown and gotten better naturally.
Now it’s just a question of which team has what it takes to win it all.
The Warriors have been here before, of course, so they have more experience.
But every team has to start somewhere and the Celtics have shown that they can put up quite a fight against the more-experienced Warriors.